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Tabula Asiae VII-Map of Central Asia-Claudius Ptolemaeus 1574
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Tabula Asiae VII-Map of Central Asia-Claudius Ptolemaeus 1574

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Tabula Asiae VII-Map of Central Asia-Claudius Ptolemaeus 1574

Title: Tabula Asiae VII.

16th century ancient map of Central Asia showing the countries between de Caspian sea and Persian Gulf, and what is now Iran, Kazakstan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan and India.

The map first appeared in the 1561 edition of Ruscelli's edition of Ptolemy's Geografia.The present example is the scarce third state of hte map, which adds the sailing ship.


Artists: Claudius Ptolemaeus revised and corrected by Giovanni Malombra, after Girolamo Ruscelli's translation.
Printer: Giordano Ziletti Venice 1574.

Origin: La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo alessandrino già tradotta di greco in italiano da M. Gero. Ruscelli & hora in questa nuova editione da M. Gio. Malombra ricorretta.


Reference: Alden/Landis 574/46. Sabin 66505 (dat. 1573). Nordenskiöld 220. Shirley 133. Burden 29 u. 45. Adams P 2236.

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Size sheet app.: 11.5 x 8.75 inches. 29.5 x 22.5 cm.
Condition: slightly browned centerfold with lower split restoration, otherwise good antiquarian condition.