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Untitled [Ptolemaic Map Of Arabia, Tabula VI. Asiae To Verso]

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Untitled [Ptolemaic Map Of Arabia, Tabula VI. Asiae To Verso] : Cl. Ptolemy / M. Waldseemuller / L. Fries

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Lorenz Fries's map, typically of a Ptolemaic map of Arabia, shows the Gulf as almost an oblong. It is generally based on Martin Waldseemuller's map of 1513, itself a recreation of cartography from the Roman world. A strongly printed woodcut engraving.
mapmakers: Cl. Ptolemy   M. Waldseemuller L. Fries  
medium and colour: woodblock, Uncoloured
size in mm: 270 by 455mm (10¾ by 18 inches).
ref: 38280
literature: cf Tibbetts, Arabia In Early Maps, p41.

Price: £ 2000

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