"Tabula Asiae IIII", Munster, Sebastian
Subject: Near and Middle East
Period: 1540 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
13.5 x 9.9 inches
34.3 x 25.1 cm
Woodblock Ptolemaic map of the Middle East from present day Iraq and the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers westward to the Mediterranean Sea and the island of Cyprus. A Bedouin encampment is shown in the interior of Arabia Deserta. The shoreline of the Holy Land runs from Ptolemais (Acco) as far as Ascalon. There is a nonexistent bay north of Acco and the same north of Jaffa. There are four text boxes describing Syria, Mesopotamia, Cyprus and Arabia. Latin text on verso.
Paper repair on bottom fold with small binding hole filled in bottom margin.