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 Reproduction Claudius Ptolemy World Map Ulm Edition

 Reproduction Claudius Ptolemy World Map Ulm Edition
Closeup  Reproduction Claudius Ptolemy World Map Ulm Edition

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Although published in 1482, this map is based on the writings of Claudius Ptolemy (87-150 A.D.) and presents a composite geographical image of the world as known to classic Greek and Roman scholars. Ptolemy's geographical writings, known as Geographia or Cosmographia, survived through the Middle Ages in various manuscript copies and was one of the first geographical texts to be put into print.

This is the Ulm Edition of Ptolemy's world map reproduced from the original in the Edward E. Ayer Collection of the Newberry Library.

It is framed in a plain black frame and measures 10 1/4" x 13 1/2". The paper it is copied on is a nice heavy parchment paper. I have no idea when this copy is from as I can find no date.

Although crudely drawn, you can identify the islands and peninsulas of Europe, the Mediterranean, Black and Red Seas, the Nile, Indus and Ganges Rivers, and many other geographical features.

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