Auction 108, Lot 565

"Tabula Asiae XII", Magini, Giovanni Antonio

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1621 (circa)

Publication: Geografia…

Color: Black & White

6.7 x 5 inches
17 x 12.7 cm

Ptolemy's twelfth map of Asia depicting Taprobana based on Gastaldi's 1548 map. Picture of an elephant and descriptive text next to the map, which identifies the island of Taprobana with Sumatra - a common sixteenth century confusion concerning this island.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/29/2004