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MÜNSTER,S. - Ptolemaisch general Tafel begreiffend.. halbe kugel..

MÜNSTER,S. - Ptolemaisch general Tafel begreiffend.. halbe kugel..
Ptolemaisch general Tafel begreiffend.. halbe kugel.. - MÜNSTER,S.
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Title : Ptolemaisch general Tafel begreiffend.. halbe kugel...
Map maker : MÜNSTER,S..
Date : Basle c.1560.
Size : 10.0 x 13.5 inches. / 25.3 x 34.4 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :A famous wood block map of the Polemic world. There are 12 wind heads surrounding the then known world, with such romantic names, in banners, as Zephyrus, Corus and Subsolanus. The continents are all primitively shaped and are all connected by a great southern continent (Terra Incognita Secundum Ptolemaeum). There is also the large mythical Island of Taprobana (Sumatra or Ceylon) and India is divided into India infra Gangem ( India proper ) and India Extra ( Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam )
Only the northern part of Africa is shown with and up to the sources of the Nile.
A much sought after map. From his Cosmographia , that great compendium of Renaissance knowledge.
An exciting map.
Shirley, World, 76.
Condition : Wood cut map. Paper slightly browned. Generally very good for such an early map.

ID: 16699

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