Auction 107, Lot 471

"[Title on Verso] Tabula Septima Asiae Complectitur Margianam, Bactriniam, Sogdianam, Sacas, & Scythiam intra Imaum montem", Waldseemuller/Fries

Subject: Asia - Central

Period: 1541 (published)

Publication: Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini Geographicae

Color: Black & White

18 x 11 inches
45.7 x 27.9 cm

Woodblock map illustrating the Ptolemaic concept of the region north and east of the Caspian Sea in a trapezoidal projection. The map is reduced from Martin Waldseemuller's map with a small illustration of a king in the Caspian Sea. Title is on verso.

References: Mickwitz II #211-21.

Condition: B

Overall very good with slight toning at centerfold and two tiny binding holes in blank margins.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/9/2004