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Tabula Europ. Sexta Italiae (Italy)
Selling price: $4500
Sold in 2013
One of the earliest obtainable maps of the region.
This Ptolemaic map comes from the first so called 'Modern Atlas' by the most famous of all early sixteenth-century cosmographers Martin Waldseemüller.
The Atlas is titled GEOGRAPHIE OPUS NOVISSIMA TRADUCTIONE E GRECORUM ARCHETYPIS and was published by Johannes Schott in Strasburg 1513 and is one of the most important edition of Ptolemy Atlases.
It was Waldseemüller who attached his friend Amerigo [Vespucci ] name to the New World or the ‘India’ discovered by Columbus.
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