Africa north Marmarica Mts. of moon Aethiopia 1576 Petri rare old miniature mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Marmarica- Lybiae- Aethiopia Sub Aegypto- northern Africa)
Issued Basel, 1579 by Henri Petri for Pomponii Melae de Orbis Situ
Charming and quite rare 16th century woodblock miniature map. Names the fictitious Mountains of the Moon range which is shown here cutting across the center of the continent.
In Fair mostly clean condition, original centerfold split and now backed with matching old paper on reverse (virtually no loss, scan reveals condition).
Original centerfold as issued.
Sheet measures c. 7 1/4" W x 6 " H.
Printed area measures c. 6" W x 4 3/4" H.
Rare little map.
King, Miniature Maps online, 1561, Petri.
Tooley, Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 3, p. 413 (Petri [Petrus] family)