“ASIEN im XIten und XIIten Jahrhundert. Die Reiche der Seldschuken; der Altun-Khane in Hochasien und der Muhametaner in Indien” (Asia in the 11th and 12th Centuries. Realms of the Seljuk Turks; the Altun Khan in Mongolia and the Mohammudans in India). Gotha, Germany: Justus Perthes, c. 1855. From Karl von Spruner’s Historical Hand Atlas. Engraved map with original hand-coloring. (Image: 12 ¾ x 16 ¼’’)
A fascinating and extremely detailed historical map that depicts the Asian continent, and much of Europe as it was known between the 11th and 12th centuries - with the Seljuk Turk Empire in Persia and Asia Minor, the rule of Altun Khan (Daughter of Ghengis Khan) in Mongolia, and the Song Dynasty in China. Major cities, towns, islands, mountains, deserts and waterways are located.