Taprobana - Ptolemäus - Mercator
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Taprobana - Indien

"Asiae Tabula XII."

Map of the island Taprobana (Ceylon); at lower right decorative cartouche, in the Indian Ocean sea monsters and a sailing ship.

Orig. coloured copper engraving by Gerardus Mercator after Claudius Ptolemy, from the first cartographic part of the Cosmography of Gerardus Mercator, printed and published by G. Kempen, 1st edition, Cologne 1578, 34,5 x 35 cm.

Paper a little bit stained, otherwise perfect condition.

Ref.: Koeman Vol. II,  Me 1, without privilege