Maps, Turkey, northern Cyprus, Armenia, Syrian coastline, Ptolemy, Magini
"Tavola Prima Dell'Asia" (First Ptolemy map of Asia)
Copper etching after Claudius Ptolemaeus published in "Geografia cioe Descrittione Universale della Terra" Gio. Battista & Giorgio Galignani Fratelli. Venice, 1598
First edition in Italian prepared by Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617)
Map shows Turkey, northern Cyprus, Armenia and the Syrian coastline. Reverse side: North Africa.
Reverse side: "Tavola Quarta dell'Africa" (Fourth Ptolemy map of Asia)
Northern Africa to a suspected Equator. The entire supposed run of the Nile. In the west: The Fortunate Islands (Canary Islands and possibly the Capverde Islands. Southern Europe and of Asia: Turkey, the Near East and Felix Arabia.
Original antique print
General age toning. Minor traces of age and use. A small spot inthe middle of Turkey has a small black spot on account of excessive use of printing ink.
Sheet: 28.5 x 19 cm (11.2 x 7.5")
Map: 12.4 x 17 (4.9 x 6.7") interior design, wall decoration, ideas, idea, gift ideas, present, vintage, charming, special, decoration, home interior, living room design