Map: Prima Asiae Tabula


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Map: Prima Asiae Tabula   (1988.07.0054)
  1. Communication Artifacts
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  3. Documentary Artifacts
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  5. Graphic Documents
Artist/Maker Ptolemy, Claudius (c. 100- c. 170) Conrad Swenheym: Author, created under his direction (d. 1477) Arnold Buckinck: Publisher
Geographic Location
Period/Date Renaissance, 1478
Culture N/A

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 53.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 39.2 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) <0.1 cm
Weight 29 g
Measuring Remarks Weight includes tissue paper taped to back of map.
Materials Pigment--Ink, Paper
Manufacturing Processes Printed
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A

Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps. "Prima Asiae Tabula (Asia Minor & Cyprus)" by Ptolemy, Swenheym. Rome: Buckinck, 1478.


Short, John R. Making Space: Revisioning the World, 1475-1600. Pg. 23-4. New York: Syracuse University Press, 2004. Witcombe, Christopher L.C.Copyright in the Renaissance: Prints and the Privilegio in sixteeth Century... Pg. 74. Netherlands:BRILL, 2004.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication The Seymour and Muriel Yale Collection of Coins of the Ottoman Empire and Other Middle East States
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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