"Tabula Asiae VII", Munster, Sebastian
Subject: Central Asia
Period: 1542 (circa)
Color: Black & White
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.
There are a few faint spots of foxing and a short tear confined to bottom blank margin.