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Old antique map of World by S. Münster

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Typus Orbis a Ptol. descriptus. - S. Münster, 1540.


Old map of the Ptolemaic World by S. Munster.

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

Woodcut
Size: 25.5 x 34cm (9.8 x 13.1 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Karrow, 58/74; Shirley (World), 76.

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

Münster 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 letter-press in the upper margin; these titles varied from edition to edition.

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