Auction 122, Lot 43

"Altera Generalis Tab. Secundum Ptol.", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1545 (circa)

Publication: Geographia…

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.5 x 10 inches
34.3 x 25.4 cm

Clouds and eleven vigorous windheads surround this Ptolemaic world map. The continents are oddly shaped and all connected by a great southern continent, Terra incognito secundum Protemeum. There is a very large Taprobana (modern day Sri Lanka) in the Indian Ocean and the Indian subcontinent is severely truncated. Only the northern part of Africa is shown with the Nile originating in a series of lakes from a large mountain range. Latin title, text on verso.

References: Shirley #76.

Condition: B+

A strong sheet with a little show through of the text on the verso and some faint toning.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,400

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 12/5/2007

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