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