Tabula Europae III Antique Map of France Old Europe Ptolemy Geographica

Tabula Europae III Antique Map of France Old Europe Ptolemy Geographica

Tabula Europae III Antique Map of France Old Europe Ptolemy Geographica

Tabula Europae III Antique Map of France Old Europe Ptolemy Geographica

Tabula Europae III Antique Map of France Old Europe Ptolemy Geographica

Tabula Europae III Antique Map of France Old Europe Ptolemy Geographica

Tabula Europae III Antique Map of France Old Europe Ptolemy Geographica

Tabula Europae III Antique Map of France Old Europe Ptolemy Geographica

Tabula Europae III Antique Map of France Old Europe Ptolemy Geographica

A selection from Ruscelli / Ptolemy “Geographia”. Unsure which printing this is but it looks quite old and the hand watercolor / aquatinting is exceptionally done. From the Web – Girolamo Ruscelli’s translation of Claudius Ptolemy’s Geographia, published in Italian. It was printed by Vincenzo Valgrisi in Venice, with the text translated from Greek by Ruscelli. The 64 double page copperplate maps were partly based on those of Jacopo Gastaldo in the edition of 1548, with descriptive text on recto of first leaf and verso of last leaf. 27 Ptolemy maps and 37′modern’ map, including 3 world maps, 6 maps of America (South America, Mexico with Florida, Brazil, east coast of North America, Haiti, Cuba), 27 European maps (including the North-Atlantic map with parts of Labrador), 9 maps of Africa and 19 maps of Asia. Maps showing settlements, landmarks, rivers, mountains, ports, forests, illustrations of wildlife, etc. Bound in half leather marbled paper covered boards, with title “Geografia di Tolomeo” on spine. Claudius Ptolemy (90-168 CE) was a Roman geographer and mathematician living in Egypt, who compiled his knowledge and theories about the world’s geography into one seminal work. Although his maps did not survive, his mathematical projections and location coordinates did. Ruscelli introduces several important innovations in this volume through his 37 “modern” maps, which cover Europe, Africa, Asia and the New World. Ruscelli includes a double hemisphere world map, which was the first of its kind to be used in an atlas, and “Carta Marina Nuova Tavola”, a rare sea chart of the world. Condition as shown with some light surface scuffs and marks. Nicely framed and matted. Map measures appx 7.5″ by 10″. Frame measures 15″ by 18″. Box, especially for larger items. The item “Tabula Europae III Antique Map of France Old Europe Ptolemy Geographica” is in sale since Tuesday, November 27, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “juliansgray” and is located in Midway City, California. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada.
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