Cosmographia Auctioned

Cosmographia The selling off of the late Lord Wardington’s map collection (see previous entry) continues. Next week, one of only two privately owned copies of the Cosmographia, the world’s first printed atlas — it was published in 1477, and based on Ptolemy’s Geographica (see previous entry) —will be auctioned at Sotheby’s in London next week. It’s expected to sell for £1-1½ million. News coverage from the Independent and Evening Standard; via Map the Universe.

See previous entry: Collection Auctioned, Expected to Raise £5 Million.