Auction 133, Lot 630

"Tabula nova utriusque Indiae", Fries, Lorenz

Subject: Southern Asia

Period: 1525 (circa)

Publication: Ptolemy's Geographia

Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 11.4 inches
44.5 x 29 cm

This interesting map is based on Waldseemuller's first "modern" map of southern Asia. It follows that cartography without change but adds an interesting array of vignettes purporting to depict the cultures of the region. The most interesting of these is a scene in Northern India of a goat-like man setting fire to a young woman. The map covers from the Horn of Africa through the Malaysian peninsula and cartographically is a great improvement over Medieval maps of the region.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara (Nordenskiold) #208-44.

Condition: A

There is some professional restoration on the binding holes at centerfold including some expert paper restoration.

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,800

Sold for: $3,500

Closed on 9/1/2010