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Untitled [North West India] [verso. Tabula IX Asiae]

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Untitled [North West India] [verso. Tabula IX Asiae] : Cl. Ptolemy / L. Fries

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An attractive example of one of the earliest cartographic depictions of the area now recognised as Pakistan and Afghanistan. The map extends from the mouth of the Indus and Indian Ocean northwards to the Caspian shores and central Asia with the ancient kingdoms of Aria, Paropa, Dragiana, Arahosia and Gedrosia where an enthroned king is shown in a vignette. Copying the classical cartography of Claudius Ptolemy, here reproduced by Lorenz Fries in one of his editions of "Geographia".
mapmakers: Cl. Ptolemy   L. Fries  
place and date of publication: Lyons 1522-1535
medium and colour: woodblock, Coloured
size in mm: 300 by 430mm (11.75 by 17 inches).
ref: 21685

Price: £ 400£ 280

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