Tabula Asiae X (Map of Asia)

early 16th century

This early 16th-century portrayal of Asia by German Cosmographer Sebastian Münster is an example of a depiction of the continent based on Ptolemy’s writings and its further interpretations.

The map illustrates a portion of India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Indian Ocean. It extends north to the origin of the Indus and Ganges and also points to ancient regions of Scythia and Gandhara.

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Tabula Asiae X (Map of Asia)
early 16th century
Sebastian Münster
H: 29.5 cm x W: 39.5 cm
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