Claudius Ptolemy’s landmark atlas

Landmark atlas fetches record price at auction

Yahoo! News
Tue Oct 10, 2006

“LONDON (Reuters) – The first atlas ever printed became the most expensive ever sold at auction after it was bought on Tuesday in London for 2.1 million pounds (US $3.9 million), auction house Sotheby’s said.

The 1477 edition of Claudius Ptolemy’s landmark atlas was bought by dealer Bernard Shapero on behalf of a private dealer.”

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