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Tabula Aphricae II-Map of North Africa-Claudius Ptolemaeus 1574
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Tabula Aphricae II. Africa map, Malta, Sardinia, Sicily. Claudius 1574



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Tabula Aphricae II. Africa map, Malta, Sardinia, Sicily. Claudius 1574

 Title: Tabula Aphricae II.

Map of North Africa-Claudius Ptolemaeus 1574.

16th century ancient map of the Mediterranean with North Africa showing today's day Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Sicily (with burning volcano), Malta Sardinia and Sicily.

The map first appeared in the 1561 edition of Ruscelli's edition of Ptolemy's Geografia.The present example is the scarce third state of hte map, which adds the sailing ship.

Artists: Claudius Ptolemaeus revised and corrected by Giovanni Malombra, after Girolamo Ruscelli's translation.
Printer: Giordano Ziletti Venice 1574.

Origin: La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo alessandrino già tradotta di greco in italiano da M. Gero. Ruscelli & hora in questa nuova editione da M. Gio. Malombra ricorretta.

Reference: Alden/Landis 574/46. Sabin 66505 (dat. 1573). Nordenskiöld 220. Shirley 133. Burden 29 u. 45. Adams P 2236.

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Size sheet app.: 11.5 x 8.75 inches. 29.5 x 22.5 cm.
Condition: slightly browned centerfold, otherwise in good antiquarian condition. Text Di Libia O Africa et verso.