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Auction 147, Lot 645

"Tabula Asiae XII", Magini, Giovanni Antonio

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1620 (circa)


Color: Black & White

6.8 x 5 inches
17.3 x 12.7 cm
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Ptolemy's twelfth map of Asia depicting Taprobana (Sri Lanka) based on Gastaldi's 1548 map. There is a picture of an elephant and descriptive text next to the map, which identifies the island of Taprobana with Sumatra - a common sixteenth century confusion concerning this island. On a full sheet (11.5 x 8") with Italian text below.


Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with one small rust spot towards top of island and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/20/2013