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Auction 118, Lot 771

"Tabula Asiae IIII", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1540 (circa)

Publication: Geographia

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Paper repair on bottom fold with small binding hole filled in bottom margin.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $400

Closed on 3/6/2007

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