Dec 06, 2012 - Sale 2297

Sale 2297 - Lot 140

Price Realized: $ 4,080
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
WALDSEEMÜLLER, MARTIN. Untitled map showing Tartary, China, and Japan. Double-page wood-engraved map, 295x455 mm greatest image dimensions, wide margins, Latin text on verso; Japan and topographical elements hand-colored; matted. Strasbourg, after 1520

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Interesting map in Waldseemüller's classic trapezoidal format. Created for an early edition of Ptolemy's Geographia. Identified on the verso as "Ta Superioris Indiae" and showing Japan as "Zinpangri." Walter 3 (same mapping but with different border elements).