"Tabula Asiae XII", Magini, Giovanni Antonio
Subject: Sri Lanka
Period: 1597 (published)
Color: Black & White
6.7 x 5 inches
17 x 12.7 cm
Ptolemy's twelfth map of Asia depicting Taprobana based on Gastaldi's 1548 map. Decorative picture of an elephant and descriptive cartouche next to the map that identifies the island of Taprobana with Sumatra - a common sixteenth century confusion concerning this island.
Minor creasing and surface soil in margins.