"Orbis Veteris Descriptio, seu Ptolemaei Typus",
Subject: Ancient World
Period: 1713 (published)
Publication: Universi Terrarum Orbis
Color: Black & White
7 x 5.2 inches
17.8 x 13.2 cm
A Ptolemaic map engraved in the Italian style. The landlocked Indian Ocean contains a huge Toprobana (present day Sri Lanka) and a virtually nonexistent Indian subcontinent. The source of the Nile is located in a range of mountains south of the Equator. The map is on the title page of the second volume with an engraved view of a fortification on verso.