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Münster, Sebastian. - Africa / Libya / Mörenlandt / mit allen Königreichen / so zu unsern zeiten darin gefunden werden.

Münster, Sebastian. - Africa / Libya / Mörenlandt / mit allen Königreichen / so zu unsern zeiten darin gefunden werden.
Africa / Libya / Mörenlandt / mit allen Königreichen / so zu unsern zeiten darin gefunden werden. - Münster, Sebastian.
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Title : Africa / Libya / Mörenlandt / mit allen Königreichen / so zu unsern zeiten darin gefunden werden..
Map maker : Münster, Sebastian..
Date : Basel, 1578.
Size : 9.8 x 13.6 inches. / 25.0 x 34.5 cm.
Colouring : Coloured

Description :A wonderfully decorative and extremely interesting map of the continent of Africa by Sebastian Münster. The map features a galleon, mountains, rivers, assorted kings crowns, denoting various kingdoms, an elephant, and a one eyed giant that is said to represent the mythical tribe of the “Monoculi”.
The large box of text contains a guide to sailing from Cadiz in Spain to Calecut in India. This is one of the first modern maps of the whole continent. Its geography, with large rivers and convoluted mountains, is taken from Portuguese and Arabic sources.
On verso the title is embedded in exquisite border decorations which are designed and crafted by the famous Hans Holbein.

After this edition, this particular map of Africa was never published again.This charming map was published in the 1578-edition of Sebastian Münster’s "Cosmographia". Münster was the first to introduce a separate map for each of the four then known continents.
The 1578 maps of the other continents, Europe, America, and Asia, are also offered in this auction. Münster also presented his own world map juxtaposed to the Ptolemaic map of the world, reflecting the older knowledge of the world’s geography.
These two 1578-world maps are also offered in this auction.


Condition : Wide margins, clear impression, and authentic appearance with minor soil in margins.


ID: 81418

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