Most Expensive Books in the World (Ranked)

Guide to Geography by Ptolemy - $3.9 million (1500s)

15. Guide to Geography by Ptolemy – $3.9 million (1500s)

This incredibly rare book is known by many names – Cosmographia to Geographia, and was originally created in 150 AD! The reason why it’s so important? It contains the world’s first-ever printed atlas!

This incredible book was again printed in the 1400s, and there are only three surviving copies of the first edition available today. One of those was auctioned off for $3.9 million in 2006.

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