An early woodcut map of Pakistan, Afghanistan and the western part of India. With a small illustration of a king and title on verso.
The origin of this Ptolemaic map is the first so called Modern Atlas by Martin Waldseemuller since it is the first Ptolemy edition with twenty new regional maps beside the traditional twenty-seven Ptolemaic maps derived from the 1482 Ulm edition. The Atlas is titled Geographie opus nouissima traductione e Grecorum archetypis castigatissime pressum and published by Johann Schott in Strassburg 1513. It is one of the most important edition of the Ptolemy Atlases. In 1520 a second edition of the atlas was printed by Schott from the same woodcut blocks. It was reissued 1522 and 1525 by Laurent Fries and Johannes Gruninger with size reduced maps. The wood blocks of Fries found their way into the ownership of Melchior and Gaspar Trechsel in Lyon. This map is the fourth printing of the woodcut maps prepared by Lorenz Fries and was published in the 1541 Vienne edition.
|Tabula Nona Asia Continentur, Aria
|Melchior and Gaspar Trechsel, Vienne, 1541
|30.5 x 43.5 cm (12.0 x 17.1 inches)
|35.5 x 46.0 cm (14.0 x 18.1 inches)
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