Auction 145, Lot 742

"[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.

Condition: A

A nice impression on clean, bright paper with a watermark. A hint of toning along centerfold confined to blank margins.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/12/2013