Auction 97, Lot 440

"Tabula Asiae XII", Magini, Giovanni Antonio

Subject: Sri Lanka

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
6.6 x 4.8 inches
16.8 x 12.2 cm

Ptolemy's twelfth map of Asia depicting Taprobana based on Gastaldi's 1548 map. Decorative picture of elephant and descriptive text next to the map, which identifies the island of Taprobana with Sumatra - a common sixteenth century confusion concerning this island.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/5/2001

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