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Martin Waldseemuller:  Tercia Asie Tabula (Armenia, etc.) (with early manuscript additions)

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Title: Tercia Asie Tabula (Armenia, etc.) (with early manuscript additions)

Map Maker: Martin Waldseemuller

Place / Date: Lorraine / 1513

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 22 x 12.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $3,400.00

Inventory ID: 34669


A striking example of Waldseemuller’s map of the region between the Black and Caspian Seas, centered on Armenia.

The first modern atlas, prepared by Martin Waldseemuller using the translation of Mathias Ringmann.  This is one of the most important editions of Ptolemy, containing many new regional maps.  Twenty new maps based on contemporary knowledge were included by Waldseemuller, in addition to the traditional twenty-seven Ptolemaic maps derived from the 1482 Ulm edition.

Martin Waldseemuller and his associate Mathias Ringmann, prepared this edition of Ptolemy, partly at the expense of Duke Rene of Lorraine.  It was brought to completion by Jacobus Eszler and Georgius Ubelin.  The atlas contains the first map in an atlas entirely devoted to America (Tabula terre nove), often called the "Admiral's map" after Columbus. The map of Lotharingia (the first map of the Duchy of Lorrain), printed in black, red and olive, is one the earliest examples of color-printing. This edition was reprinted in 1520 using the same woodcut blocks.

Condition Description: Manuscript annotations. A few iron ore spots, but generally fresh.

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Maps of Armenia
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