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MÜNSTER, S. - Sumatra ein Grosse Insel so von den Alten Geographen Taprobana Genennet Worden.
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Sumatra ein Grosse Insel so von den Alten Geographen Taprobana Genennet Worden. - MÜNSTER, S.
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Title : Sumatra ein Grosse Insel so von den Alten Geographen Taprobana Genennet Worden..
Map maker : MÜNSTER, S..
Date : Basle, S.H. Petrie, 1588.
Size : 12.2 x 14.2 inches. / 31.0 x 36.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.
Description :Early, desirable map of the island of Sumatra and the southern part of Malaysia. It is one of the earliest maps to focus on this region. Shown near today's Singapore on the tip of the Malay peninsula is Cingafufa.
Text to the right quotes Pliny, and below is a large engraving of an elephant and his mounted handler, a mahout (oddly dressed in European clothes).
German title and woodcut illustration on verso. ¤
Condition : A nice impression with moderate toning. Margins as issued, paper stronger and of a better quality than commonly found with Münster maps.
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