Auction 116, Lot 781

"India Vetus", Cluver/Jansson

Subject: Asia - Southern

Period: 1661 (published)

Publication: Introductionis in Universam Geographicam

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.8 x 5.5 inches
19.8 x 14 cm

Charming map of Southern Asia is based on Ptolemy and other ancient sources. Numerous small islands surround the huge island of Taprobana. India is severely truncated and the Malay Peninsula is oddly shaped. Beyond the Sinus Magnus lays an indefinite landmass labeled Sinae that stretches off the map in the east. Adorned with a nice title cartouche.

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Condition: A

Minor soil in margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/20/2006

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