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MÜNSTER, S. - Tabula Africae III.

MÜNSTER, S. -  Tabula Africae III.
Tabula Africae III. - MÜNSTER, S.
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Title : Tabula Africae III..
Map maker : MÜNSTER, S..
Date : Basel, Heinrich Petri, 1545.
Size : 10.6 x 13.1 inches. / 27.0 x 33.4 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :One of the earliest maps of Egypt, first published in the 1540 edition of Münster's Geographia and reprinted for subsequent editions of the Geographia and Cosmographia. In lower left is a legend in Latin containing all the names of the towns on the map. The mountain ranges are depicted in the manner typical of the early Ptolemaic fashion, together with the wavy lines depicting the sea. With a vignette of a hapless sailor being devoured by a sea monster.
Condition : Woodblock map with letterpress on verso. Paper with usual age-toning along center fold. Very good throughout. Paper size 295 x 390mm.

ID: 36672

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