Auction 116, Lot 748

"Tabula Asiae II", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Caucasus and Central Asia

Period: 1542 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13 x 10 inches
33 x 25.4 cm

Woodblock Ptolemaic map of ancient Sarmatia located northeast of the Black Sea. Mountain ranges dominate the map and three gates are shown in the Caucasus Mountains, which in ancient times used to be a caravan route to the ancient Orient. The Alexandri Columns are shown in present day Georgia. Latin text and illustration on verso.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/20/2006

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