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PTOLEMY,C. - Tabula Nova Asie Minoris.

PTOLEMY,C. -  Tabula Nova Asie Minoris.
Tabula Nova Asie Minoris. - PTOLEMY,C.
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Title : Tabula Nova Asie Minoris..
Map maker : PTOLEMY,C..
Date : Strasbourg, J.Schott, 1513-1520.
Size : 14.6 x 19.7 inches. / 37.2 x 50.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :From Waldseemüller's "Geographia“ by Martin Waldseemüller, edited by Georg Übelin, printed and published by Johannes Schott. The Atlas is often considered to be the first modern and most important Ptolemy atlas.
One of the earliest printed 'modern' maps of the area of present Turkey, with Cyprus and the eastern Aegean Sea.

Claudius Ptolemaeus was born in Greece who worked most of his life in Alexandria, Egypt. He was a brilliant mathematician, geographer and astronomer whose theories dominated the Western world until about the 16th century.
He believed the stars were static and worked out a geometric method to define the motions and positions of the Sun, moon and planets. He also believed that the Earth was a sphere and the center of the Universe, with the other heavenly bodies circulating around it.
Ptolemy also contributed to trigonometry, and combined astronomy with astrology, wrote a book on geography, influencing map makers for centuries after. He studied light and created a theory on music as well.

Condition : Very good condition.

ID: 37413

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