"Tabula Asiae IX", Munster, Sebastian
Subject: Southern Asia
Period: 1545 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
13 x 10.5 inches
33 x 26.7 cm
A woodblock Ptolemaic map covering most of present-day Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, with the delta of the Indus River graphically depicted. Rope-like mountain ranges divide the regions and the major cities are shown in castle form. The names of the cities are also noted in a text box at the lower right. Latin text on verso, with decorative illustrations designed by Hans Holbein.
A nice example with the centerfold professionally reinforced.