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North Africa Libya Egypt Morocco Tunis Sahara Ptolemy 1599 Ruscelli old map

North Africa Libya Egypt Morocco Tunis Sahara Ptolemy 1599 Ruscelli old map
North Africa Libya Egypt Morocco Tunis Sahara Ptolemy 1599 Ruscelli old map
North Africa Libya Egypt Morocco Tunis Sahara Ptolemy 1599 Ruscelli old map

North Africa Libya Egypt Morocco Tunis Sahara Ptolemy 1599 Ruscelli old map

North Africa / Egypt / Libya / Tunisia / Morocco / Sahara Desert / Mediterranean Sea / Nile Delta / Red Sea / etc. Issued Venice, [1582] 1599 by Giovanni Lorenzo D'Anania / Ruscelli & Rosaccio. Printed by heirs of Melchoir Sessa. Fourth Edition, second issue using the re-engraved 1582 plate in 1598-99. This scarce late issue used the 1561 plate (a close examination of minute details reveals this), but the plate was not used again after this 1599 printing and this this map has no further appearances or printings.

Ostrich bird-like figure lower left, Lion fighting animal above. Stipple engraved sea area, what are clearly meant to imply Mountains of the Moon seen bottom center. Various apocryphal interior desert lakes, rivers and mountains. Red Sea running down right side along the distance graticule. In near VG or better condition, minor light surface age wear and toning as typical, some faint minor offsetting scarcely worthy of mention, overall the image is clean, well preserved and very attractive.

Original fold line as issued. Atlases In the Library of Congress. Dictionary Books Relating to America. We do not sell modern reprints. The item "North Africa Libya Egypt Morocco Tunis Sahara Ptolemy 1599 Ruscelli old map" is in sale since Friday, September 15, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps".

The seller is "oldmapsoldbooks" and is located in Dover. This item can be shipped worldwide.


North Africa Libya Egypt Morocco Tunis Sahara Ptolemy 1599 Ruscelli old map