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Southern Asia, by Martin Walseesmüller. 1513


Tabula Moderna Indiae.

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Item Number:  3095
Category:  Antique maps > Asia > Asia
References: Karrow - 80/47; Gole (India) - #1-1.1

Old map of Southern Asia, by Martin Waldseemüller.

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

Size, not including title and marginalia: 40.5 x 51cm (15.8 x 19.9 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Several filled wormholes, else excellent.
Condition Rating: A
References: Karrow, 80/47; Gole (India), #1-1.1.

From: Claudii Ptolemei viri Alexandrini Mathematice discipline Philosophi dictissimi Geographiae opus novissima . . . Strassburg, J. Schott, 1513.

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.