Tag Archives: cartography

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Ptolemy world map, $317,000, Christie's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Ptolemy world map, $317,000, Christie's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Ptolemy world map, $317,000, Christie’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A map of the world by cartographer Claudius Ptolemy, dated July 16, 1482, sold for $317,000 at a sale of rare maps from Kenneth Nebenzahl, Inc., held April 1 by Christie’s in New York City. It was […]

Ken's Korner: Map suggests China may have discovered America

Ken’s Korner: Map suggests China may have discovered America – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 An 18th-century reproduction of a map dated 1418 that suggests a Chinese fleet sailed to America decades before Christopher Columbus has gone on display in China, refueling the debate over just who did discover America. The […]