"Tabula Asiae XII", Magini, Giovanni Antonio
Subject: Sri Lanka
Period: 1620 (circa)
Color: Black & White
6.8 x 5 inches
17.3 x 12.7 cm
Ptolemy's twelfth map of Asia depicting Taprobana (Sri Lanka) based on Gastaldi's 1548 map. There is a picture of an elephant and descriptive text next to the map, which identifies the island of Taprobana with Sumatra - a common sixteenth century confusion concerning this island. On a full sheet (11.5 x 8") with Italian text below.
Watermarked paper with one small rust spot towards top of island and marginal soiling.