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Auction 146, Lot 683

"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
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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.

Condition: B

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.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/4/2013