Nov 06, 2014 - Sale 2364

Sale 2364 - Lot 45

Price Realized: $ 3,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(EARLY EXPLORATION.) Ptolemaeus, Claudius. [Geographia Cl. Ptolemaei Alexandrini.] 63 (of 64) double-page maps with descriptions on verso. 41-285, [63] pages. 4to, early vellum, minor wear; lacking the third map, "Carta Marina Nuova Tavola", white stains in margins of some maps, lacking the 4 preliminary text leaves and pages 1-40 of the first section, minor dampstaining and worming, first and final leaves worn, scattered early manuscript notes. [Venice: Valgrisi, 1562]

Additional Details

First edition of Moleti's revision, using the plates from the 1561 Venice edition. Includes 9 of the 10 maps which depict the Americas: the world map (#2), two maps depicting Greenland, and the 6 final maps depicting the North American coast, Central America and the Gulf of Mexico, South America, Brazil, Cuba, and Hispanola. European Americana 562/25; Sabin 66489.