Sixth Map of Asia


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The record is made up of 1 items. It was created in 1478. It was written in Latin. The original is part of the Qatar National Library.

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Several editions of Ptolemy’s Geographia (Geography), translated into Latin from the original Greek, were published in Europe in the 15th century. This map is from the 1478 edition, which was published in Rome. Ptolemaic atlases included 12 maps of Asia. The “Sixth Map of Asia” covered the Arabian Peninsula. The outlines of this map are crude, but many geographic features, including the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, and different features of the peninsula are clearly recognizable.

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1 items
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1 map; 26 x 47 centimeters

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Latin in Latin script

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Qatar National Library
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1478 (CE, Gregorian)

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Sixth Map of Asia, Qatar National Library, 2702, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 23 October 2019]

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