"Tabula Asiae IX", Munster, Sebastian
Subject: Southern Asia
Period: 1540 (circa)
Color: Black & White
13 x 10.5 inches
33 x 26.7 cm
A woodblock Ptolemaic map covering most of present-day Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, with the delta of the Indus River graphically depicted. Rope-like mountain ranges divide the regions and the major cities are shown in castle form. The names of the cities are also noted in a text box at the lower right. Latin text on verso.
Watermarked paper with worm tracks at bottom along centerfold that have been professionally closed on verso, with minor loss of image.