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PTOLEMY, C. / WALDSEEMÜLLER, M. - Quarta Europae Tabulae. (Germany, Poland and Czech Republic)

PTOLEMY, C. / WALDSEEMÜLLER, M. - Quarta Europae Tabulae. (Germany, Poland and Czech Republic)
Quarta Europae Tabulae. (Germany, Poland and Czech Republic) - PTOLEMY, C. / WALDSEEMÜLLER, M.
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Title : Quarta Europae Tabulae. (Germany, Poland and Czech Republic).
Date : Strasburg, 1513.
Size : 14.8 x 18.5 inches. / 37.5 x 47.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Wood block printed large-format Ptolemaic map of Germany, Poland and Czech Republic with the northern parts of Europe, from the Rhine in the west, the Danube in the south and the Vistula in the east from the 1513 edition of Waldseemüller's Geographia. With nice detail on the Baltic Sea and the western part of Poland.
This Ptolemaic map comes from the first so called 'Modern Atlas' by the most famous of all early sixteenth-century cosmographers Martin Waldseemüller.

One of the earliest obtainable maps of the region.

The Atlas is titled GEOGRAPHIE OPUS NOVISSIMA TRADUCTIONE E GRECORUM ARCHETYPIS and was published by Johannes Schott in Strasburg 1513 and is one of the most important edition of Ptolemy Atlases.

It was Waldseemüller who attached his friend Amerigo [Vespucci ] name to the New World or the ‘India’ discovered by Columbus.
Read more about Ptolemy and Waldseemüller.
Condition : Good impression. Size of paper :455x625mm. Some minor discolouration and water staining in outer margin. Paper slightly age toned. Printed on heavy paper. Paper thinness in center fold.
Watermark of a triple pointed crown.

ID: 33756

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