[Classic 16th Century Ptolemaic Map of the British Isles]
[Europae Tabula prima continet insulam Albion, sive Britanniam & Hyberniam.] Vienne, Gaspar Treschel, 1541. Coloured. Woodcut, printed area 300 x 440mm. A very fine and crisp example.
From the last woodcut edition of Ptolemy, using the blocks cut in 1522. The British Isles, set in a trapezoid frame, famous for the east-west orientation of Scotland. The title (as above) is printed on verso, with a Latin text description. SHIRLEY: British Isles 30.
[Ref: 13081] £1,500.00 ($2,280 • €1,770 rates)