Auction 95, Lot 303

"Tabula Asiae II", Gastaldi, Giacomo

Subject: Caucasus and Central Asia

Period: 1548 (circa)

Publication: La Geographia

Color: Black & White

Size:
7 x 5.2 inches
17.8 x 13.2 cm

Copper engraved Ptolemaic map of the region north of the Black and Caspian seas showing the ancient kingdom of Sarmatia. The map includes an interesting dragon-like creature in the border and is filled with ancient placenames. Browning along centerfold with a few tiny wormholes. Remnants of hinge paper on verso.

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Condition: C

Remnants of hinge paper on verso.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/13/2001

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