Auction 140, Lot 729

"Tabula Asiae II", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Central Asia

Period: 1545 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13 x 10.5 inches
33 x 26.7 cm

Woodblock Ptolemaic map of ancient Sarmatia located northeast of the Black Sea. Mountain ranges dominate the map and three gates are shown in the Caucasus Mountains, which in ancient times used to be a caravan route to the ancient Orient. The Alexandri Columns are shown in present day Georgia. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/23/2012

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