Berlinghieri: Tabula Nona Europa
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Central to South East Europe - Dacia - Thrace – Black Sea – Bosporus
Title: TABULA NONA D EUARSOPA (sic!) - Tabula Nona d' Europa – Ninth map of Europe
Beautiful map after Ptolemy, divided in 17 cross- and 9 lengthwise squares. Depicted is Central to Southeast Europe with the river course of the Danube and its tributaries, all the way to the Black Sea. In the North Hungary, Poland and the Ukraine. In the Southwest the Ionian (Mediterranean) Sea with Dalmatia and Macedonia, then the Balkans with Romania, Bulgaria and Greece. In the East the Black Sea.
Copper engraving on handmade paper, by the cartographer Francesco Berlinghieri (1440-1501) after Ptolemy. Publisher: Niccolo di Lorenzo (act. 1477-1485), also known as Niccolo Tedesco. From the atlas „Septe Giornate della Geographia“ – "The seven days of geography" (the so-called Berlinghieri atlas), Florence 1482.
Very good impression, imprint of the copper plate still visible. Partly broken at the centrefold, without image loss. A rare and extraordinary ptolemaic map from 1482, in very good condition.
Print size: 36 cm x 50 cm
Ref: Die Ulmer Geographia des Ptolemäus von 1482, exhibition catalouge, Ulm 1982