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Wäldseemüller's map of the Far East according to Ptolemy

WÄLDSEEMÜLLER, Martin.

Undecima Asiae Tabula .
Strasburg, 1513. Woodcut with original colour. 450 x 590mm.

Repairs at centre fold.

An important and early map of Asia east of the Ganges, published in Wäldseemüller's edition of Claudius Ptolemy's 'Geographia', which described the world as known in the classical world. In the centre is the 'Golden Cheronesus', the Malay Peninsula; to the right is another landmass, created to make the Indian Ocean landlocked as part of the myth of the Great Southern Continent. Top right, above a range of mountains, is China.

See SUAREZ: Early Mapping of South Eas Asia' for an in-depth anaylsis of this map.
Stock ID : 19434

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Stock Id :19434

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Wäldseemüller's map of the Far East according to Ptolemy

WÄLDSEEMÜLLER, Martin.

Undecima Asiae Tabula .
Strasburg, 1513. Woodcut with original colour. 450 x 590mm.

Repairs at centre fold.

An important and early map of Asia east of the Ganges, published in Wäldseemüller's edition of Claudius Ptolemy's 'Geographia', which described the world as known in the classical world. In the centre is the 'Golden Cheronesus', the Malay Peninsula; to the right is another landmass, created to make the Indian Ocean landlocked as part of the myth of the Great Southern Continent. Top right, above a range of mountains, is China.

See SUAREZ: Early Mapping of South Eas Asia' for an in-depth anaylsis of this map.
Stock ID : 19434

£5,000

£5,000

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