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Ptolemaic System

“Universalis Tabula Juxta Ptolemaeum“

The map illustrates the former known countries and continents during the life of Claudius Ptolemais. Four allegoric figures surrounding the map, fire (Zeus), air (Hera), water (Neptune) and the earth (Gaia).

Copper engraving after a template of G. Mercator from the year 1578, printed in Amsterdam 1730

Size: 34 cm x 47 cm

Very fine condition

Cp.: Shirley Mapping of the World, Entry 139

€ 1.900,-

 

 

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