"[Title on Verso] Tabula IX Asiae", Waldseemuller/Fries
Subject: Afghanistan & Pakistan
Period: 1525 (published)
Publication: Claudii Ptolemaei Alexadrini Geographicae…
Color: Hand Color
16.3 x 12.1 inches
41.4 x 30.7 cm
This rare Ptolemaic map covers the region of present-day Pakistan and part of Afghanistan. Convoluted mountain ranges and river systems dominate the trapezoidal map. The map is enhanced with a small illustration of a king. The title appears on verso along with Latin text and woodblock illustrations. Laurent Fries produced the woodblocks for this edition of Ptolemy's Geography in a reduced version of the Waldseemuller maps from the 1513 edition.
References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #208-23.
A fine impression on watermarked paper with a hint of toning along centerfold and a few small worm holes in top and bottom blank margins.