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Old antique world map by Vadianus (Joachim von Watte).

Item number:00268
Category:Antique maps > world and polar regions
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*** First state of Vadianus' rare oval projection world map ***

Typus Cosmographicus Universalis ... Tuguris Anno MDXXXIIII. - Vadianus (Joachim von Watte), 1534.


Old world map by Vadianus (Joachim von Watte).

One of the earliest obtainable maps to use "America".

Date of the first edition: 1534
Date of this map: 1534

Woodcut, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 23.5 x 37.5cm (9.2 x 14.6 inches)
Verso: Blank
Condition: Excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Shirley (World), 70 State 1; Karrow, 58/47.1.

From: Epitome Trium Terrae Partium, Asiae, Africae et Europae ... Zurich, Christopher Frosch, 1534.

This clear and precise woodcut map is a reduced-sized version of Münster's world map of 1532.

Vadianus was a Swiss geographer, humanist and mathematician, who studied at the University of Vienna.

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