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WELLS, E. - Ancient Asia.

WELLS, E. -  Ancient Asia.
Ancient Asia. - WELLS, E.
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Title : Ancient Asia..
Map maker : WELLS, E..
Date : Oxford, 1700.
Size : 19.7 x 12.0 inches. / 50.0 x 30.5 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Map of ancient Asia engraved by Michael Burghers of Oxford University. Dedicated to the Duke of Gloucester.
With several interesting legends, a legend in the vicinity of the Philippines states that The eastern coast of Asia as well as the more southern coast of Africa, was unknown to Ptolemy, : Erythraeum sive Rubrum Mare, which name is also applied by Ancient writers, sometime to the Sinus Persicus, but more frequently to the Sinus Arabicus, as being two arms of this sea .
The northern and eastern parts of the continent are marked as Parts unknown to the ancients either Greek or Romans, Lake Chyamai appears, but is unnamed.
Sweet, Mapping the Continent, 87.
Condition : A good and dark impression, wide margins. Some very light discolouration of paper.

ID: 35845

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