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Old antique World map by G. Frisius - P. Apianus.

Item number:10379
Category:Antique maps > world and polar regions
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Charta Cosmographica, cum Ventorum Propria Natura et Operatione. - G. Frisius - P. Apianus, 1553.


Old map - cordiform world map by Gemma Frisius and Peter Apianus.

First woodblock: 1544.
This map: second woodblock, 1553.

Woodcut
Size (not including margins): 19 x 28cm (7.4 x 10.8 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Centrefold repaired.
Condition Rating: B
References: Shirley (World), 96.

From: Cosmographia Petri Apiani . . . Antwerp, 1553.

Peter Apian's Cosmographia, first published in 1524, was republished many times throughout the sixteenth century. From 1544 onwards most of the editions contain a truncated cordiform world map which is reportedly based on the larger map of the world prepared by Gemma Frisius and published from Louvain in 1540, but which has now been lost.
Three very similar wood blocks have been distinguished.

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