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Carta Marina Universalis 1530 [Facsimile atlas]
Selling price: $450
To accompany the map, Fries prepared a booklet Uslegung der Mercarthen oder Carta Marina. The only complete example of the 1530 printing is in the Bayern Staatsbibliothek, Munich, bearing the imprint Carta Marina Universalis Emendata Et Veritati Resauarat Laurentio Frisio Anno 1530.
The map was published by Johannes Grüninger and was described as "Carta Marina, on which one can see where one is in the world and where every sea, country, and city is."
Available here is the only reproduction known of the map, published in Munich in 1926. The 12 large facsimile plates, all woodcuts, measure 46 x 59,5 cm each (23 x 18 inches). The Munich reproduction consists of the plates only.
The map and its accompanying booklet are discussed in detail in the book by Hildegard Johnson, Carta marina; world geography in Strassburg, 1525.
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