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Auction 145, Lot 734

"[Title on Verso] Asiae Tabula Decima Continet Indiam intra Gangem", Waldseemuller/Fries

Subject: India

Period: 1541 (published)

Publication: Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini Geographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 11.8 inches
47.8 x 30 cm
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This woodblock map illustrates the Ptolemaic concept of the region between the deltas of the Indus and Ganges Rivers. The map is reduced from Martin Waldseemuller's map and presents the region with large mountain ranges, bold rivers and numerous place names. Following Ptolemy's outline, southern India is severely truncated and the northern tip of Taprobana appears incorrectly to the west of the subcontinent. Latin title and text on verso.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #211-24.

Condition: A

A clean, bright example with a hint of toning along centerfold in blank margins, and two tiny holes in blank margins.

Estimate: $700 - $900


Closed on 6/12/2013