|Ptolemy's Geography was translated into Latin ca. 1406-7. Later
mappaemundi,such as this one from an early fifteenth-century incipit
by Pirrus de Noha of the De cosmographia of Pomponius Mela, show
Ptolemaic influence by depicting a closed Indian Ocean, an elongated Mediterranean
Sea, and the Mountains of the Moon at the source of the Nile.
||Cover illustration, plate 19, and figure 18.79 in The History of
Cartography, Volume 1, Cartography in Prehistoric, Ancient, and
Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean (1987).
Size of the original: 18 x 27 cm.
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