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Tabula prima Africae.
Selling price: $1600
From the 1513 Strasburg edition of Ptolemy's Geographia , generally considered to be one of the true landmarks in the history of cartography.
Printed by Johannes Schottus, with the maps attributed to Martin Waldseemüller, this atlas contained the traditional twenty-seven maps of the famous Second Century geographer, Ptolemy, plus twenty-one modern maps reflecting updated information in the fast-developing Age of Discovery.
According to L.C. Wroth, former director of the John Carter Brown Library collection, the 1513 Strasbourg atlas was the most complete and detailed portrayal of the earth's surface which had yet appeared in print.
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