Auction 139, Lot 670

"Tabula Asiae IX", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Southern Asia

Period: 1540 (circa)

Publication: Geographia

Color: Black & White

Size:
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.

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Condition: B

Watermarked paper with worm tracks at bottom along centerfold that have been professionally closed on verso, with minor loss of image.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/15/2012

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