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Publisher: MÜNSTER, S.
Title: Ptolemeisch General Tafel, die Halbe Kugel der Welt Begreiffende.
Published in: Basel, 1592
   
Size: 1.3 x 1.4 inches.
3.2 x 3.6 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured
Condition: In good for such an early map. Paper slightly browned, middle fold reinforced, few tiny wormholes present too.
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Second ancient map of the World, based upon the writings of Ptolemy. This map by Sebastian Münster, and it features 12 wind heads and other classic pre-Columbian beliefs about the known World.​ ​
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.​ Map comes from Munster’s very famous book the Cosmographia​.





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