Auction 153, Lot 636

"Tabula Asiae VII", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Central Asia

Period: 1542 (circa)

Publication: Geographia

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.5 x 9.9 inches
34.3 x 25.1 cm

Ptolemaic map of the region east of the Caspian Sea including present-day Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and part of Iran. The Caspian Sea is depicted in a horizontally elongated shape. The map shows rope-like mountain ranges and pictorial depictions of forests and cities. The small text panels describe the ancient peoples of the region. Decorative woodblock engraving and Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

There are a few faint spots of foxing and a short tear confined to bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $175

Closed on 5/20/2015

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