"Tabula Asiae II", Munster, Sebastian
Period: 1540 (circa)
Publication: Geographia Universalis…
Color: Hand Color
13.3 x 10.6 inches
33.8 x 26.9 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 within a decorative engraving on verso.
References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #210-18.
There is light soiling and a professionally repaired centerfold separation that enters 1/4" into map at bottom.