Lot 474 of 541:
Ptolemaic map of northern Africa 1535  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$420
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
Libyae Interioris Pars - Tabula III Affri

Author:
Ptolemy, Claudius / Lorenz Fries

Place:
Strassbourg

Publisher:

Date:
1522-1535

Description:

Woodcut map, later hand-coloring. 30x46 cm (11¾x18").

The third map in Lorenz Fries' edition of the Geographia of Claudius Ptolemy, comprising covers eastern Libya, Egypt and the Nile Delta, with the characteristic rope-like mountains and exaggerated rivers. This edition was printed by Melchior and Gaspar Trechsel, and edited by Michael Servetus. Latin text on verso with some Greek, and with elaborate wood cut panels flanking it, said to be the work of Hans Holbein.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Neat repairs along centerfold, very good. Because of the size and/or weight, additional shipping charges may apply.


 
Item number:
274071
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