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Untitled [Ptolemaic Map Of Central Asia]

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Untitled [Ptolemaic Map Of Central Asia] : Cl. Ptolemy / L. Fries

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Claudius Ptolemy's Tabula VIII covers the central Asian region known in ancient times as Scythia. The area was at the edge of the known world, known at least to Roman and Greek knowledge and would now be part of Siberia. Mountains, rivers and a few placenames appear in this edition published by Lorenz Fries.
mapmakers: Cl. Ptolemy   L. Fries  
place and date of publication: Strassburg 1522-1525
medium and colour: woodblock, Coloured
size in mm: 305 by 410mm (12 by 16.25 inches).
ref: 23176
literature: Pastoureau, Atlas Francais, Ptolemee D, [22].

Price: £ 280

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