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Publisher: MONTANUS, A.
Title: Benedict Arias Montanus Sacrae Geographiae Tabulam ex Antiquissimorum Cultor. Familii a Mose Recensitis ... 1571.
Published in: Antwerp, 1591-1592
Size: 12.5 x 21.1 inches.
31.8 x 53.5 cm.

Condition: Good and dark impression. Short margins as issued. To the left a marginal reinstalment of 5 x 1,5cm, missing area carefully redrawn. Old folds.
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World map prepared for the famous "Polyglot" Bible, printed by the famous Plantin firm and prepared under the direction of Philip II of Spain. The world map is well-known for its showing the dispersion of the tribes of Israel and for its high level of engraving quality. The world map is of geographic significance for its apparent depiction of the north coast of Australia four decades before its "discovery," a feature which has caused considerable controversy among historians.

This is the second state of the first plate with "gentes" added to the plate.

The map features some very interesting cartography based on Gastaldi - with North America and Asia linked by a prominent land bridge. The double hemispheres are surrounded by strapwork cartouches containing text in both Hebrew and Latin, and is adorned with wind heads, sailing ships, and sea monsters
Reference: Shirley, World, 125 (2nd state),Schilder, Australia, 20., Clancy - p.66 Map 5.7.

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MONTANUS, A. - Benedict Arias Montanus Sacrae Geographiae Tabulam ex Antiquissimorum Cultor. Familii a Mose Recensitis ... 1571.

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