Auction 137, Lot 680

"Tabula Asiae I", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Turkey

Period: 1545 (circa)

Publication: Geographia

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.5 x 10.5 inches
34.3 x 26.7 cm

This Ptolemaic map of Turkey is presented in a trapezoidal projection. The Black Sea (Pontus Euxinus) at the top is filled with block of descriptive Latin text.. The Bosporus Strait and Constantinople (or Istanbul) are at the left. Part of Crete appears at the lower left and the Euphrates River flows south along the east side of the map. Mountains and cities are shown in profile. Woodcut with Latin text on verso marked page 17.

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Condition: B+

Good impression with two tiny wormholes at centerfold and few tiny spots primarily in the blank margin.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/14/2011

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