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Antique map, Tabula Aphricae II

Antique map, Tabula Aphricae II

Antique map, Tabula Aphricae II
FULL TITLE: Tabula Aphricae II. A Ptolemaic map of the coast of North African showing ancient Numidia and Lybia. Based on the 1561 Valgrisi edition.

Publication: Geographiae universae tum veteris, tum novae absolutissimum opus... The map comes from a scarce pirate edition published by Petrus Keschedt in Cologne one year after the publication of Magini's original work. Ortelius informed Magini in November 1597 about this and the publication was stopped till 1608 when a new edition was issued by Keschedt. Although the map is based on Magini's 1596 Geographiae it is in fact a new plate.

The Magini's 1596 edition of Geographiae was the first reduced size version of Mercator's atlas. Claudius Ptolemaeus, better known as Ptolemy (born after 80 and died before 180 CE) made many important contributions to geography and spatial thought.

He wrote on many topics, including geography, astrology, musical theory, optics, physics, and astronomy. Ptolemy collected, analyzed, and presented geographical knowledge so that it could be preserved and perfected by future generations. These ideas include expressing locations by longitude and latitude, representing a spherical earth on a flat surface, and developing the first equal area map projection. Although his Geography hasn't survived to this day it is thought that in the 13th century a Bizantine monk discovered his manuscripts and had them reproduced, including 27 maps of the then known world.

Stains in left margin well away from plate mark. Width (cms) x Height (cms): 17.2 x 12.5. The item "Antique map, Tabula Aphricae II" is in sale since Saturday, November 8, 2014.

This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "boden_antique_maps" and is located in Chichester. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Format: Sheet Map
  • Map Type: Countries/ Borders
  • Antique/ Modern: Antique

Antique map, Tabula Aphricae II