Auction 124, Lot 632

"Tabula Asiae II", Ptolemy/Magini

Subject: Caucasus and Central Asia

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, presents a slice of the ancient world known as Sarmatia. It focuses on the Caucasus region from the modern-day Crimea and Sea of Azov to the mouth of the Volga River and the Caspian Sea. On sheet (8 x 11.5") with Italian text below and on verso.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara (Nordenskiold) #233-18.

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