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Giacomo Gastaldi:  Tabula Asiae VIII [India & Central Asia]

Maps of Central Asia

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Title: Tabula Asiae VIII [India & Central Asia]

Map Maker: Giacomo Gastaldi

Place / Date: Venice / 1548

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 6.5 x 5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $165.00

Inventory ID: 46381


Nice  example of Gastaldi's regional map of the source of the Ganges, Schythia, the Anthropophagi region, etc., extending to China.

The king of Tartary and a cannibal scene are shown, along with an indigenous animal.  

Giacomo Gastaldi is considered as the foremost Italian cartographer of the 16th century along with Paolo Forlani. From Piedmont, Gastaldi established his reputation in Venice and was cosmographer to the Republic of Venice. Gastaldi enjoyed a productive relationship with Giovanni Ramusio, Secretary of the Venice Senate, who used Gastaldi's maps for his Navigationi et Viaggi. This map is from Gastaldi's edition of Ptolemy, Ptolemeo. La Geografia..., begun as early as 1542 and published in Venice in 1548.  

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Maps of Central Asia
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