• Travel, Science & Natural Hist auction at Christies

    Sale 5809

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    15 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 160

    PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius (fl. 2nd century AD). Nona Europe tabula [The Balkans]. [Rome: Petrus de Turre, 1490 or slightly later]. Double-page engraved map with contemporary hand-colouring, sheet size 415 x 537mm. (fold rubbed and repaired, some soiling, marginal waterstain). A reissue of the 1478 edition, further issues following in 1507 and 1508. In the present issue of the Balkan map, the label "Bosphorus Thracius" is in the altered (and more more correct) position at the northern end of the strait. Campbell 130; Hain 13541.

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    PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius (fl. 2nd century AD). Nona Europe tabula [The Balkans]. [Rome: Petrus de Turre, 1490 or slightly later]. Double-page engraved map with contemporary hand-colouring, sheet size 415 x 537mm. (fold rubbed and repaired, some soiling, marginal waterstain). A reissue of the 1478 edition, further issues following in 1507 and 1508. In the present issue of the Balkan map, the label "Bosphorus Thracius" is in the altered (and more more correct) position at the northern end of the strait. Campbell 130; Hain 13541.


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