Ptolemaus Ulmer Ausg.
Magna Germania. Quarta Europae tabula.
Printed area: 50 x 39 cm; 19.6 x 15.3 in
A very historic map, being the first map that was printed from a wood block engraving. Ulm edition of "Geographia" of Claudius Ptolemy of 1482. It was the first map that was issued north of the Alps.
The map "Magna Germania" in the trapezoidal projection of Nicolaus Germanus is one of the four regional maps of Europe on a series of 27 traditional cards of the "tabulae antiquae" in the "Geographia" of Claudius Ptolemy. Shown is the area of Jutland to the Danube and the Rhine to the Vistula. The card is an example of the image of Germany in Roman times.
From the Legendary Vladi Collection of Historical Maps which includes 280 examples of the finest quality antique maps brought to auction with proceeds benefiting MapAction, an organization that uses maps and technology to aid those in disaster-stricken areas. Each map is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the consignor.
Condition: Center fold, light foxing and damp stains on margin, light edge chippings on lower margin, top left edge slightly ruptured, first half text on verso.
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