Auction 133, Lot 629

"Nona Asiae Tabula", Waldseemuller, Martin

Subject: Pakistan and Afghanistan

Period: 1513 (published)

Publication: Ptolemy's Geographia

Color: Hand Color

20 x 16.3 inches
50.8 x 41.4 cm

This striking woodblock map provides a Ptolemaic view of the region of present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan. The historic regions of Gedrosia, Drangia, Aria, Paropanisus, and Arachosia are prominently located with their rope-like mountainous boundaries. Waldseemuller's maps are among the most attractive and sought-after Ptolemaic maps.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara, (Nordenskiold Vol. 2) #205-24.

Condition: A+

Superb impression and wide original margins. The centerfold has been professional reinforced.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 9/1/2010