"Tabula Asiae II", Ptolemy/Ruscelli
Subject: Caucasus & Central Asia
Period: 1598 (circa)
Publication: Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino…
Color: Black & White
9.8 x 7.2 inches
24.9 x 18.3 cm
This Ptolemaic map, presented on a trapezoidal projection, presents a slice of the ancient world known as Sarmatia. It focuses on the Caucasus region from the modern-day Crimea and Sea of Azov to the mouth of the Volga River and the Caspian Sea. Italian text on verso, published between 1598-99.
References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #227-16.
Light offsetting with minor toning along centerfold and two worm holes along centerfold that have been professionally repaired, with some loss of border at bottom.