Auction 93, Lot 312

"Tabula nova utriusque Indiae", Fries, Lorenz

Subject: Southern Asia

Period: 1541 (published)

Publication: Ptolemy's Geographia

Color: Black & White

Size:
17.5 x 11.7 inches
44.5 x 29.7 cm

This is the fourth and last edition of this map based on Waldseemuller's first "modern" map of Asia. It follows that cartography without change but adds an interesting array of vignettes purporting to depict the cultures of the region. The most interesting of these is a scene in Northern India of a goat-like man setting fire to a young woman. The map covers from the Horn of Africa through the Malaysian peninsula and cartographically is a great improvement over Medieval maps of the region.

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Condition: B

Minor toning along fold with a couple of short tears and some old repairs in margin.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,100

Sold for: $700

Closed on 12/6/2000

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