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Untitled [Southest Asia] [verso. Tabula XI Asiae]

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Untitled [Southest Asia] [verso. Tabula XI Asiae] : C. Ptolemy / L. Fries

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A good example of one of the earliest depictions of South East Asia; the first generally available to collectors now. Editions of Claudius Ptolemy's "Geographia" contained maps, printed from 1477, of the world known to the ancients in the first century AD. The Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions were relatively well defined however, and understandably, as the coverage extended further eastwards, so the detail became less discernible. Maps from the first edition of "Geographia" are incredibly rare and effectively unobtainable. Subsequent editions are occasionally seen on the market but tend to be expensive, whereas the series from which this map comes, woodblock printings published from 1522 to 1541 can be found. The map's coverage is the furthest east of the Asia regions and is taken to show Southeast Asia and China. The cartography is confusing with a large peninsula extending between Sinus Gangeticus, the Bay of Bengal, and Magnus Sinus: the South China Sea. The landmass to the right is a remnant of the concept that showed a landlocked Indian Ocean.
mapmakers: C. Ptolemy   L. Fries  
place and date of publication: Strassbourg 1522-1525
medium and colour: woodblock, Uncoloured
size in mm: 290 by 410mm (11.5 by 16.25 inches).
ref: 42271

Price: £ 1200

 
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