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PTOLEMY, C. - Tabula Moderna Prime partis aphricae.

PTOLEMY, C. - Tabula Moderna Prime partis aphricae.
Tabula Moderna Prime partis aphricae. - PTOLEMY, C.
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Title : Tabula Moderna Prime partis aphricae..
Map maker : PTOLEMY, C..
Date : Strassburg, 1513.
Size : 16.3 x 22.6 inches. / 41.5 x 57.3 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :From Martin Waldseemüller's edition of Ptolemy's Geography , often considered to be the first modern atlas. This is the first printed modern map of North and West Africa to the Bight of Benin representing the first non-European shores and hinterland to be encountered by the Portuguese and Spanish in their voyages into the south Atlantic..
There is extensive detail for the coastal regions, and for the North African hinterland, but sparse information in the interior, reflecting Waldseemüller's dependence on sailor's accounts, in particular those of the Portuguese.
A landmark map.
Tooley, MCS 29,W1: Norwich, Africa, 286.
Condition : A small tear in upper centerfold reinforced, hardly notable. A few worm holes filled in. Good and dark impression.

ID: 37718

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