London, South Kensington
15 October 2009
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.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
+44 (0)20 7389 2046
+44 (0)20 7752 3165
+44 (0)20 7389 2040
+44 (0)20 7752 3291
+44 (0)20 7389 2157
+44 (0)20 7752 3205
+44 (0)20 7389 2255
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
Topographical pictures specialist Nicholas Lambourn discuss the rising interest in China for Chinese export paintings
Specialist James Hyslop surveys some of the stunning natural marvels — from these gogottes to fossils and fool’s gold — offered in our Sculpted by Nature sale
The property developer describes his passion for stuffed animals, classical statuary and antique globes
As the scientific community investigates the cigar-shaped asteroid that has been dubbed ’Oumuamua, Dr. Alan Rubin discusses the origins of extraterrestrial rocks
Looking back on a week of auctions featuring masterworks representing some of the greatest collections assembled in the United States
Explore key British artists from the 19th century to the present day, to be offered across four sales of Modern British Art and British Impressionism this November at Christie’s London.