Auction 121, Lot 694

"Tabula Asiae IIII", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Near and Middle East

Period: 1540 (circa)

Publication: Geographia

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.6 x 10 inches
34.5 x 25.4 cm

Woodblock Ptolemaic map of the Middle East from present-day Iraq and the Tigris & 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: B+

There are a pair of tiny holes near centerfold.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/26/2007

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