“GERMANIA PTOLEMÆI” Nuremberg: Christopher Weigel, c. 1720. From Descriptio Orbis Antiqui by Johann David Koehler (1684-1785). Very fine engraved map with original hand-coloring. (Image: 12 x 14 3/4''). Excellent condition and color, with centerfold as issued.
This very handsome historical map depicts ancient Germany according to Claudius Ptolemy with ancient tribal and place names. Topographical features are shown and numerous cities, towns, waterways, forests, mountains and islands are located.
Beneath the Danube boundary is a striking pictorial engraving of the ancient geographer Ptolemy working with cartographic instruments.