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Old, antique Ptolemaic map of Austria, Balkans and Dalmatia by S. Munster

Item number:11222
Category:Antique maps > europe > southeastern europe
Price: 380 Euro ($429.4 / £330.6)
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Tabula Europae IIII - Munster S., 1542. First Munster woodblock.


Old Ptolemaic map of Switzerland, Balkans and Dalmatia by S. Munster.

Date of the first edition: 1540
Date of this map: 1542

Woodcut
Size: 26 x 34cm (10.1 x 13.3 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Some 16th cent. hand writing, else good.
Condition Rating: A
References: Karrow, 58/79.

From: Geographia Universalis, Vetus et Nova, complectens Claidii Prolemaei Alexandrini enarrationis libros VIII. Basel, Heinrich Petri, 1542.

The woodcut border surrounding the type of the verso is the work of Hans Holbein.

Sebastian Münster (1488-1552), geographer, cartographer, Hebraist, and theologian, produced sixty-one double-page maps for use in various editions of Ptolemy's Geographia and in his own Cosmographia. Some of these maps appeared in all editions of both works, some only in certain editions. All were woodcut maps with the title supplied in letterpress in the upper margin; these titles varied from edition to edition.
Münster based his edition of Ptolemy on the Latin translation by Willibald Pirkheimer.

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