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  ASIA 
 The Caucasus 

BERLINGHIERI, Francesco de Nicola. [The Caucasus from a landmark edition of Ptolemy]
Tabula Tertia d Asia. Florence, 1482. Two sheets joined, as usual, paper size 430 x 560mm. Small worm hole in lower margin.
The Caucasus, with Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and parts of Southern Russia, Turkey and Persia. from the third edition of Ptolemy's Geography to have printed maps, the first to be printed in the vernacular and the first with ‘modern' maps'. Francesco Berlinghieri (1440-1501), an Italian scholar and humanist, started work on a revision of Ptolemy in 1464, updating the Ptolemiac maps, supplementing them with modern maps (France, Italy, Spain and the Holy Land) and writing a commentary in Italian verse. The maps were engraved by Niccolò Tedesco, a German printer, unusually equidistant meridians and parallels, and rectangular borders rather than trapezoid. The completed work was published as "Septe Giornate della Geographia di Francesco Berlinghieri" ("The Seven Days of Geography").
[Ref: 11702]    £7,500.00 ($9,900 • €8,400 rates)


  EUROPE 
 Russia 

BERLINGHIERI, Francesco de Nicola. [Southern Russia and the northern Caucasus from a landmark edition of Ptolemy]
Tabula Seconda de Asia. Florence, 1482. Two sheets joined, as usual, paper size 430 x 560mm. Trimmed to platemark top and bottom.
Southern Russia, Ukraine and the Caucasus, from the third edition of Ptolemy's Geography to have printed maps, the first to be printed in the vernacular and the first with ‘modern' maps'. Francesco Berlinghieri (1440-1501), an Italian scholar and humanist, started work on a revision of Ptolemy in 1464, updating the Ptolemiac maps, supplementing them with modern maps (France, Italy, Spain and the Holy Land) and writing a commentary in Italian verse. The maps were engraved by Niccolò Tedesco, a German printer, unusually equidistant meridians and parallels, and rectangular borders rather than trapezoid. The completed work was published as "Septe Giornate della Geographia di Francesco Berlinghieri" ("The Seven Days of Geography").
[Ref: 11705]    £6,000.00 ($7,920 • €6,720 rates)


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