Auction 111, Lot 634

"Tabula Asiae X", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Period: 1555 (circa)

Publication: Geographia

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.5 x 10.5 inches
34.3 x 26.7 cm

Ptolemaic view of India, defined by the Indus in the west and the Ganges in the east. The subcontinent is severely truncated and Pars Toprobanae (Sri Lanka) appears where the peninsula should extend. The map is filled with rivers, rope-like mountain ranges and ancient place names. The Indus and Ganges rivers are about the only recognizable feature.

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Condition: A

Minor repairs in margins.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $240

Closed on 6/8/2005

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