Auction 107, Lot 488

"[Tabula Duodecima Asiae continet Taprobanam insulam]", Ptolemy/Fries

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1541 (published)

Publication: Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini Geographicae

Color: Black & White

18 x 11 inches
45.7 x 27.9 cm

Great early woodblock map of the island of Ceylon base on Martin Waldseemuller's map of 1513. The large island is shown with the coast of Indiae Pars to the east of the island and several spurious small islands surround it. Title is on verso.

References: Mickwitz II #211-26.

Condition: B

Lightly toned on centerfold with a brown ink manuscript notation in map.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/9/2004