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Ptolemy; Magini
Ptolemaei Typus.
Venice, 1597. Very Good; a tear in the lower margin not effecting the map. Notes: Ptolemaic map following the classical format. The Indian Ocean is landlocked with a continuous coastline joining Africa to South East Asia. Toprobana, present day Sri Lanka, is a very large island in the Indian Ocean and the Indian sub-continent is completely missing, although the Ganges river is shown. The Mediterranean is well depicted, but greatly exaggerated in length. In Africa, the Nile is shown originating in mountains below the Equator. Finely engraved in the Italian style with a stippled sea by Girolamo Porro. The map is on a full sheet of Italian text. Italian text on verso., Size : 138x178 (mm), 5.43x7.01 (Inches), Coloring: Black & White, Reference: Shirley #193. , Category: Maps World;
Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books [Canada]
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