Auction 124, Lot 624

"Tabula Asiae V", Ptolemy/Magini

Subject: Persia - Iran

Period: 1621 (circa)

Publication: Geografia cioe Descrittione Universale della Terra

Color: Hand Color

7 x 5 inches
17.8 x 12.7 cm

This Ptolemaic map, presented on a trapezoidal projection, shows the Persian Empire between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf. Important sites described by Strabo are noted including Arae Herculis, Arae Sabae, Zagri Portae, and Portae Caspie. On sheet (8 x 11.5") with Italian text below and on verso.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara (Nordenskiold) #233-21.

Condition: A

Clean and bright with older color that has bled through on verso.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 5/7/2008