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Sumatra & Malay with a mahout
Sumatra & Malay with a mahoutSebastian Munster
Sumatra grosse Insel so von den alcen Geographen Taprobana genennet worden.
Basle, c.1628, German text edition. Woodcut, printed area 315 x 365mm. Map of Sumatra, with the tip of the Malay Peninsula, with 'Cingatola' marked. Here Sumatra is linked with the mythical island of Taprobana, also associated with Sri Lanka. A German text describes the island, with a picture of an elephant with a very European-looking mahout.



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