"Tabula Asiae XII", Ruscelli, Girolamo
Subject: Sri Lanka
Period: 1574 (published)
Publication: Ptolemy's Geographia
Color: Black & White
9.5 x 7 inches
24.1 x 17.8 cm
Ptolemy's twelfth map of Asia depicting the island of Ceylon, Taprobana, based on Gastaldi's 1548 map. An illustration of an elephant with descriptive text next to the map identifies the island of Taprobana with Sumatra - a common sixteenth century confusion concerning this island. Text on verso.
Very faint toning of fold, else very good.