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STRABO / MUNSTER, S. - Aphricae Tabula II. (Northern Africa and the Mediterranean showing parts of Sicily, Tunisia and Libya)
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Aphricae Tabula II. (Northern Africa and the Mediterranean showing parts of Sicily, Tunisia and Libya) - STRABO / MUNSTER, S.
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Title : Aphricae Tabula II. (Northern Africa and the Mediterranean showing parts of Sicily, Tunisia and Libya).
Map maker : STRABO / MUNSTER, S..
Date : Basle, Henri Petri, 1571.
Size : 10.2 x 13.4 inches. / 26.0 x 34.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :Double-page woodcut Ptolemaic-style map by Sebastian Münster figuring Northern Africa and the Mediterranean showing parts of Sicily, Tunisia and Libya, published in the edition of Strabo by Henri Petri in 1571. In right hand part a decorative ship in distress.
"Strabonis rerum geographicarum" is one of the earliest and most important scientific treatises on historical geography, notable in this instance for the 27 double-page woodcut Ptolemaic-style maps by Sebastian Münster detailing the known regions of the world. Strabo's only surviving work, the Geographia represents a survey of the topographical, historical, and political characteristics of the principal regions of the Roman world, also including information concerning philosophy, political theory, geology, mathematics, science, and history.
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Condition : Woodcut map with letter press title. Good condition. Size of the sheet 310x 370mm. Latin text on verso. Very light marginal water stains in upper corners, generally very fine condition.
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