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Publisher: MÜNSTER, S.
Title: Altera generalis tab. Secundum Ptol.
Published in: Basle, 1550
Size: 9.8 x 13.6 inches.
25.0 x 34.5 cm.

Condition: Very good overall condition, with only some small imperfections. Wide margins, strong and clear impression. This woodcut map is printed on better quality paper than many other examples of this map.
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Lovely full colour example Sebastian Münster's Ptolemaic world map, from the Cosmographia of 1550. Relief is shown pictorially. The Ptolemaic map shows the known world before Columbus' discovery of America and before the rounding of the Cape of Good Hope in Africa by the Portuguese. Surrounding the earth are billowing clouds and numerous wind gods characterizing the winds. The woodcut technique with its insertion of fine lettering is amazingly elegant engraved, almost in the style of the copper engravings of Ortelius, Blaeu, or Hondius.
This charming map was published in the 1550-edition of Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographia. This edition is considered to be Münster’s Magnum Opus. Münster presented his Ptolemaic world map juxtaposed to his new world map including the results of all the discoveries and explorations up to 1550. That new world map of the 1550-edition of the Cosmographia is also offered in this auction.
By 1588 a new edition of the Cosmographia had become necessary following the latest explorations and discoveries. All the maps were recut to bring them up to date. The 1588-Ptolemaic map and its equivalent and juxtaposed newest 1588-map of the world are also offered in this auction.
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