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GASTALDI, G./ RAMUSIO, J. B. - Sumatra.

GASTALDI, G./ RAMUSIO, J. B. -  Sumatra.
Sumatra. - GASTALDI, G./ RAMUSIO, J. B.
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Title : Sumatra..
Map maker : GASTALDI, G./ RAMUSIO, J. B..
Date : Venice, 1556.
Size : 10.7 x 14.8 inches. / 27.3 x 37.6 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Gastaldi prepared this map and it was the first separate map of any Southeast Asian island based on actual observation. The general contour of Sumatra is remarkably good for its day, and the various islands lying off its western coast are shown in detail, as is Banca on the eastern coast.
The port where the Parmentier brothers anchored, Ticon, is recorded. The truly peculair aspect of the map is its complete omission of Malaya, and its omission of the west coast of Java.
The map is filled with attractive scenes of native life and fauna.
Suarez, Early mapping of South East Asia, Fig.77, page 157.
Condition : Wood block print in very good condition.

ID: 45657

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