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Auction 100, Lot 412

"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.


Condition: B

Very faint toning of fold, else very good.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/12/2002