World Map after Ptolemy

© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

World Map after Ptolemy

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Overall size of this product is 40 × 30 cm.
The image area of the print measures 30 × 22 cm.
Ptolemy's Geography, recovered from Constantinople in 1400, was first printed with maps in 1477. It was immensely important in presenting a concept of the world which the Great Discoveries tested and updated. Subsequent editions document increases in geographical knowledge; this is from the 1513 Waldseemuller edition.
Artist: unknown, after Ptolemy
Date: 1513
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