Auction 99, Lot 490

"Mauritania Nuova Tavola", Ruscelli, Girolamo

Subject: Africa - Western

Period: 1564 (published)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
9.5 x 7 inches
24.1 x 17.8 cm

A very early map of the region. This Italian version of Ptolemy describes many rivers, enlarged lakes, anthill style mountains, and a stipple engraved sea.

References: Norwich #313.

Condition: A

Very sharp impression with a couple of tiny spots at centerfold, still very good.

Estimate: $180 - $200

Sold for: $130

Closed on 6/12/2002

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