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MUNSTER, S. - Sumatra Insula - Taproba.
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Sumatra Insula - Taproba. - MUNSTER, S.
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Title : Sumatra Insula - Taproba..
Map maker : MUNSTER, S..
Date : Basle, 1550-1590.
Size : 4.8 x 3.1 inches. / 12.2 x 7.8 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :On recto a wood block printed map of Sumatra within text bearing the name "Taprobana".
The island is filled with many images like an elephant and a tiger, as well as the more usual physical geography. Two large ships in the surrounding ocean.
On verso a Cannibal scene in Guyana.
From a Latin text edition of his Geographia , that great compendium of Renaissance knowledge.
Condition : Woodblock print with letter press. With large margins. Paper slightly browned as usual. Very good impression. Size of paper is 310x200mm.
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