"[Title on Verso] Tabula Nona Asiae Continentur, Aria, Paropanisadae, Drangiana, Arachosia, & Gedrosia", Waldseemuller/Fries
Subject: Pakistan and Afghanistan
Period: 1541 (circa)
Publication: Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini Geographicae
Color: Hand Color
17 x 12 inches
43.2 x 30.5 cm
Woodblock map illustrating the Ptolemaic concept of the region of present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan. A small illustration of a king locates one of Alexandria's many cities. Title is on verso.
References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #211-23.
A nice impression on clean, bright paper with a watermark. A hint of toning along centerfold confined to blank margins.