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PTOLEMAEUS, C. - Undecima Asie Tabula.

PTOLEMAEUS, C. -  Undecima Asie Tabula.
Undecima Asie Tabula. - PTOLEMAEUS, C.
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Title : Undecima Asie Tabula..
Map maker : PTOLEMAEUS, C..
Date : Ulm, 1482-1486.
Size : 15.2 x 20.3 inches. / 38.5 x 51.5 cm.
Colouring : In attractive original colours.

Description :Incunable wood block printed large-format Ptolemaic map showing Asia east of the Ganges with metal-type lettering within a coloured trapezoid border, with a Latin-text on verso with a coloured capital. Although it is apparently an attempt to depict the Malay Peninsula, it shows another landmass to the east, probably caused by trying to compile the accounts of different travelers.

The first edition of Ptolemy’s "Geographia" printed outside Italy was published by Lienhart Holle, in Ulm, in 1482. Holle’s maps were printed from woodcuts, and are characterized by heavy wash colouring for the sea areas, typically a rich blue for the 1482 edition, and an ochre for the 1486 edition. ¤
Condition : Good impression. Size of paper :420x575mm. Repair of centerfold with some minor discolouration.

ID: 35396

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