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Antique rare maps of India





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1535 - Tabula IX Asiae [Pakistan & India] (Title on Verso)

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Gorgeous Ptolemaic map of Pakistan and Western India, from Lorenz Fries' edition of Ptolemy's Geographia. This map is largely based on the 1513 map by Waldseemuller.


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1535 - [Southeast Asia]

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One of Ptolemy's Greatest Errors An important early map of the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia, drawn from Ptolemy's Geography. The map illustrates one of the greatest of the Ptolemy errors, the belief that a southern continent existed, which...


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1542 - Tabula Asiae IX [Northern India & Pakistan]

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Important early map of part of Northen India, Pakistan and the Indian Ocean, based upon the work of Ptolemy. The map is unchanged from the 1540 edition. Munster's Geographia was a cartographic landmark, including not only Ptolemaic maps, but also a...


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1542 - Tabula Asiae XI [Southeast Asia]

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Rare early example of Munster's map of the Indian Ocean and contiguous regions, extending from Southeast Asia to the Ganges River and north to the Himalayas. The map is based upon the writings of Ptolemy and does not show a passage to the Pacific....


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1544 - Tabula Asiae X [India]

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Early example of Munster's map of part of India and the Indian Ocean, extending north to the sources of the Indus and Ganges Rivers, based upon Ptolemy. Munster's Geographia was a cartographic landmark, including not only Ptolemaic maps, but also a...


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1548 - [Pakistan, Northwestern India] Tabula Asiae IX

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Fine unfolded example of Gastaldi's map of Northern India and Pakistan. 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...


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1548 - Calecut Nova Tabula

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The First Modern Map of India Fine example of Gastaldi's modern map of the Southern Part of India, the first map to focus on India utilizing modern geographical information, rather than Ptolemy. Giacomo Gastaldi is considered as the foremost Italian...


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1561 - [India] and [Java Maior]

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Fascinating map of India and map of Java Maior, from Honter's 1561 De Cosmographiae Rudimentis. Honter's maps are based upon modern sources and are among the earliest modern printed maps of the regions shown.


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1561 - (India) . Calecut Nuova Tavola

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Fine dark impression of the first edition of Ruscelli's modern map of India, one of the earliest obtainable modern maps of the region. Ruscelli's Atlas is an expanded edition of Gastaldi's Atlas of 1548, which has been called the most comprehensive...


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1572 - Taprobana

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First edition of one of the earliest obtainable maps of Sri Lanka, which appeared in the first edition of Tomaso Porcacchi's L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo.


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1572 - Calechut Celeberrimum Indiae Emporium / Ormus / Canonor / S. George Oppidum Mina....

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Striking group of 4 city views, illustrating a trip from Africa to the trading regions of East, from Braun & Hogenberg's Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the most famous and influential book of town plans published in the 16th Century. The top view shows...


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1572 - Anfa / Quibusdam Anaffa / Azzaamurum / Diiv / Goa fortissima Indiae urbs in Christianorum potestatem anno Salutis 1509 . . . (Casablanca, Goa, Diu and Azamor

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Nice old color example of Braun & Hogenberg's set of Casablanca (Anfa) - Azemmour (Azamor) - Diu - Old Goa (Velha Goa).


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1574 - India Tercera Nuova Tavola

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Girolamo Ruscelli's India Tercera Nuova Tavola is one of the earliest obtainable modern maps of Southeast Asia. The map is an enlarged version of Giacomo Gastaldi's miniature map of 1548, which was one of the earliest to introduce the Portuguese...


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1578 - Tab. XI Asiae, comprehendens Indiam extra Gangem . . .

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Nice example of Mercator's map of ancient Southeast Asia, first issued in the 1595 edition of Mercator's Geographia, based upon the works of Claudius Ptolemy. From Mercator's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia, first published in 1578 and republished in...


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1578 - Tab. X. Asiae Complectens India intra Gangem

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The Mercator-Ptolemy Map of India Colored example of Mercator's Ptolemaic map of much of India, first issued in the 1595 edition of Mercator's Geographia, based upon the works of Claudius Ptolemy. The present example is from the second set of plates,...


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1596 - (Indian Ritual Scenes)

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Scene of a Temple and Pagoda in India from Linschoten's epic work Itinerario, voyagie, ofte Ship-vaert (Amsterdam, 1596), inarguably the most influential book on Asia of its era. Jan Huygen van Linschoten (c.1563 -1611) was a larger than life figure...