Pakistan Afghanistan Ptolemy 1562 Ruscelli Ptolemaic very early printed mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Ptolemy- Geography of the ancient world, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Persia).
Issued 1562, Venice by G. Ruscelli, publ. by V. Valgrisi.
Mid-16th century copper engraved map, depicting Ptolemaic geography done on a trapezoidal projection. Pre-dating Ortelius' influential Parergon Ptolemaic maps which follow this early imprint date shortly. Of note for being a rather early printed map of this region.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Centerfold as issued.
Sheet measures c. 9 3/8"H x 12 1/2"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 4, p. 307.