Some Ptolemaic maps

"Tabula Asiae VII (northeast of the Caspian Sea)" from Munster's 'Geographia Universalis, Vetus et Nova, published by Henrichi Petri in Basle in 1552; *detail 1*; *detail 2*; *the accompanying text*

*Tabula Asiae VII by Mercator, 1578*

"Tabula Asiae VIII (Central Asia)" complete with monsters, by Munster, printed in Basle in 1545

(downloaded Oct. 1999)

*"Tabula Asiae VIII (Central Asia)," from 'Geographiae Universae Tum Veteris Tum Novae Absolutissium' by Giovanni Magini, 1620*

Tabula Asiae IX, a very early woodcut map published in Rome, c.1478-90: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*

"Tabula Asiae IX (Afghanistan/Pakistan)," a map from Munster's edition of Ptolemy's 'Geographia', 1540

"Tabula Asiae IX" (Afghanistan/Pakistan), from Mercator's Ptolemaic 'Geographia' atlas, 1584; with modern hand coloring; another, later reprint version of the same map, from 1730: *Tabula Asiae IX*: *northwest*; *north central*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*

Tabula Asiae X, an extremely early woodcut version by Nicolaus Germanus, printed in Ulm, 1482, with original hand coloring: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*

Tabula Asiae X (India Intra Gangem), from "Claudius Ptolemaeus Geographicae..." by Gruninger, for J. Koberger, Strasbourg, 1525, with modern hand coloring: *northwest*; *northeast*; *southwest*; *southeast*; *North India*; *the Persian Gulf coast*; *the top half of the accompanying text page*; *the bottom half*

"Tabula Asiae XI" (Bengal and Southeast Asia), from Giacomo Gastaldi, 'Geografia di Claudio Ptolemeo Alexandrino' (Venice, Pedrezano, 1548)

*A small and jumbled Ptolemaic map of India, 1500's*

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