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Tabula Africae IIII

Tabula Africae IIII : Cl.Ptolemy / G.Gastaldi

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A rare and finely engraved map of all North Africa based on the classical geographer Claudius Ptolemy's co-ordinates produced by Giacomo Gastaldi, astronomer, cartographer and engineer. Decorated with images of an elephant and also a bizarre beast, part man, part dog and bearing a stick. Gastaldi's edition of the "Geographia ..." is important for the incorporation of a number of modern maps of the New World and as the first small format 'pocket' atlas. cf Tooley, Maps Of Africa, p46.
mapmakers: Cl.Ptolemy   G.Gastaldi  
place and date of publication: Venice 1548
medium and colour: copperplate, Uncoloured
size in mm: 130 x 170
ref: 30311

Price: £ 320

 
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