Auction 123, Lot 717

"Tabula Asiae IX", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Southern Asia

Period: 1545 (circa)

Publication: Geographiae…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

A nice example with the centerfold professionally reinforced.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/20/2008

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