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Giacomo Gastaldi:  Tabula Asiae VII [Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan]

Maps of Central Asia


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Title: Tabula Asiae VII [Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan]

Map Maker: Giacomo Gastaldi

Place / Date: Venice / 1548

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 6.5 x 5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $165.00

Inventory ID: 45995


Description:

A nice example of Gastaldi's regional map of Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, with two vignettes.

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. 


Condition Description: Double printed at the top, with some misregistry.


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