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WALDSEEMULLER, Martin (1470-1520)
Nona Asiae Tabula
WALDSEEMULLER, Martin (1470-1520): Nona Asiae Tabula, Strasbourg: Johann Schott, 1513. Woodcut map ( 17 ¾ x 21 inches) of PAKISTAN and NORTHWEST INDIA showing the Ganges and Indus Rivers, incl. segmented borders with Ptolemaic climate and parallel zones. Condition: small worm holes near Indus delta and lower image border. From the first modern atlas: Geographia Opus Novissima , prepared by Martin Waldseemuller using the translation of Mathias Ringmann (see dedication of Cosmographiae Introductio : collatating Ptolemy s books from a Greek manuscript, by the help of certain persons i.e. Ringmann). One of the most important editions of Ptolemy, supported by Duke René and later the Strasbourg lawyers Aeszler and Uebelin who financed the cutting of the new woodblocks from Waldseemüller s drawings. With their help, the types and equipment of the St. Dié press are transported in 1510 to Strasbourg, where Schott opens a printing shop. Schott uses the same types in Strasbourg as had been used for the 1507 Cosmographia Introductio and later uses the original St. Dié pressmark as well (KARROW) L64B03
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