16th century maps of the Caucasus

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Some more maps of ancient Armenia

Title: Tabula Asiae III [Black & Caspian Sea Region]

Map Maker: Sebastian Munster

Place / Date: Basle / 1542
Description:  Excellent example of Munster’s Ptolemaic map of the region between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea extending south to include all of Armenia Maior and part of Armenia Minoris.

Munster’s map shows Noahs Arc in the Caspian Sea, believed to have come to rest in a mountain in Armenia according to the map. Shows Armenia Maior, Iberia, Albania, Colchis, Porte Albanie, the Euphratis River, the Tigris, Assyriae, and many other place names in the cradle of civilization.  The map is unchanged from the 1540 edition.

Munster’s Geographia was a cartographic landmark, including not only Ptolemaic maps, but also a number of landmark modern maps, including the first separate maps of the 4 continents, the first map of England and the earliest obtainable map of…

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