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Auction 98, Lot 383

"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
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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.


Condition: A

Minor creasing and surface soil in margins.

Estimate: $140 - $160

Sold for: $130

Closed on 3/6/2002