"Tabula Asiae V", Munster, Sebastian
Period: 1540 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
13.5 x 10 inches
34.3 x 25.4 cm
A Ptolemaic woodblock map of ancient Persia, the region between the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea, naming Babylon and Mesopotamia as well as several ancient religious sites. Latin text, elaborate woodcut on verso.
There is a minor printer's crease in the top left corner. A small line in the print caused by a crack in the block is faintly visible.