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Old antique Ptolemy map of China - Tartary - Japan by L. Fries.

Item number:26134
Category:Antique maps > asia > china
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Ta. Superioris Indiae et Tartariae Maioris. [Title on verso] - L. Fries, 1535


Old Ptolemy map of eastern Asia, showing China, Tartary and Japan, by L. Fries.

Cartographer: M. Waldseemüller

Date of the first edition: 1522
Date of this map: 1535

Woodcut, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 29 x 46cm (11.3 x 17.9 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Karrow, 28/26; See Walter L., #3.

From: Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini geographicae enarrationis libri octo. Lyon, M. Servetus, 1535. (Karrow, 288/G.2)

Waldseemüller transferred the information on Tartary and Zipangi taken from Marco Polo and added it to Ptolemy's description of the world.

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