Nice example of Gastaldi's regional map of the source of the Ganges, Scythia, the Anthropophagi region, etc., extending to China.

The king of Tartary and a cannibal scene are shown, along with an indigenous animal.

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.

Copper enraved map RARE for 1548.

Centre fold slight wear.

Overall good condition.

Good hand colour

code : M4242

Cartographer : ANON

Date : 1548 Venice

Size : 13.5*17.5 cms

availability : Available

Price : £150

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