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Northern Africa and the Middle East

Title
Tabula Quarta Africae
Author
PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius; WALDESEEMULLER, Martin
Publisher
Johannes Schott, 12th March,
Publication place
Strassburg:
Publication date
1513
Price
SOLD
Reference
5321

Description

Woodcut map

Notes

A map showing northern Africa and the Middle East separated by the Red Sea. The portion of Africa covered reaches from Morocco to South Sudan, and shows the entirety of the River Nile. The depiction of the source of the Nile follows Ptolemy's description, beginning in two large lakes at the foot of the fictional Mountains of the Moon ('Mons lune'). An inscription across 'regium Aethiopian' notes the presence of elephants, rhinoceroses, and tigers.

Bibliography

Phillips 359; Nordenskiold 205 (incomplete); Sabin 66478; Shirley 34; Adams P2219.