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PETRI, Henri - Sinus Arabicus (North Africa)

PETRI, Henri - Sinus Arabicus (North Africa)
Sinus Arabicus (North Africa) - PETRI, Henri
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Title : Sinus Arabicus (North Africa).
Map maker : PETRI, Henri.
Date : Basle, 1561.
Size : 4.8 x 6.1 inches. / 12.3 x 15.5 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :Woodcut from P. Mela's "De Orbis Situ Libri tres". Published by Henric Perti.
Almost a decade after the death of Sebastian Münster, his publisher and stepson Henri Petri produced a new collection of twenty-four woodcuts. !ese were intended to accompany his own new four book edition of Rudimenta cosmographica by Johann Honter, a Transylvanian theologian who died in 1549. Half of them are small doublepage maps but on the reverse of their rectos are twelve new single-page ones of islands, only 76/80 x 121/125 mm.

These scarce woodcuts are much more detailed than previous ones, with their titles across the face of the map and heavy wide borders including latitude and longitude.

Condition : Minor age toned.

ID: 84458

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