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Old antique map of Southeast Asia by Martin Waldseemüller

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Category:Antique maps > asia > southeast asia
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Undecima Asiae Tabula - Martin Waldseemüller, 1513


Old map of Southeast Asia, by Martin Waldseemüller.

Date of first edition: 1513
Date of this map: 1513

Woodcut
Size, not including title and marginalia: 38 x 44 cm (14.96 x 17.32 inch) (height x width)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Several filled wormholes, else excellent.
Condition Rating: A
References: Karrow, 80/30

From: Claudii Ptolemei . . . Geographiae ipus novissima . . . MDXIII.

 

The Strassbourg Ptolemy is the most important edition of the Geographia. Preparatory work was begun in about 1505 by Martin Waldseemüller, scholar-geographer of the small town of St. Dié in Lorraine, together with his associate Mathias Ringmann. Waldseemüller is believed to have incised many of the maps himseld; all are firm distinctive woodcuts. By 1507 much progress had been made but the project was delayed and was not completed until 1513 under the editorship of Jacob Eszler and Georg Ubelin. The printer was Johann Schott, and the work, the first modern atlas, bears a dedication to the Emperor Maximilian.

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