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APIANUS, P. - Charta cosmographica, cum ventorum propria natura et operatione..

APIANUS, P. -  Charta cosmographica, cum ventorum propria natura et operatione..
Charta cosmographica, cum ventorum propria natura et operatione.. - APIANUS, P.
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Title : Charta cosmographica, cum ventorum propria natura et operatione...
Map maker : APIANUS, P..
Date : Antwerp, 1544 - 1550.
Size : 8.3 x 11.6 inches. / 21.0 x 29.5 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :The map is one of the earliest obtainable world maps not based upon the works of Ptolemy. The second wood block cut of the cordiform world map after Gemma Frisius in Apian's Cosmographiawith explanatory text on wind heads in Dutch around, North America labelled as "Baccalearium" (Land of Cod).
The word Europa is now placed horizontally and the titles Angl and Scot appear against the island of Britain.
There are a number of small drawings of animals and ships, and even a mermaid. The heart-shaped border of the map contains signs of the zodiac, and the outer surround is filled with clouds and winds, including three cadaverous wind heads representing the traditional plague-carrying winds of the south.
Shirley, World 96.
Condition : Foldings as issued. Good impression. Repair of a small split next to lower left 3cm. into printed area.

ID: 38691

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