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Ptolemiac map of Central Asia
Ptolemiac map of Central AsiaGirolamo Ruscelli.
Tabula AsiƦ VII.
Venice, 1562. 200 x 260mm. Map of Central Asia after Claudius Ptolemy of Alexandria (c. AD 90-168). covering the area of modern Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kasakhstan, Afghanistan, Kashmir, etc. 'Turris Lapidea' (Tower of Stone) is believed to be Tashkent.
An example of the first state, with the plate mark running off the paper at top. Originally two maps were printed from one plate, but later the plate was cut in two.



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