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Old, antique map of Africa by S. Münster.

Item number:17164
Category:Antique maps > africa
Price: 950 Euro ($1083 / £845.5)
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*** One of the earliest printed maps to show the entire continent of Africa. ***

 
Totius Africae tabula, & descriptio universalis, etiam ultra Ptolemaei limites extensa - Munster S., 1559.


Old map of Africa by Munster S.

Date of the first edition: 1540
Date of this map: 1559

Woodcut
Size: 25.5 x 34.5cm (9.9 x 13.5 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Karrow, 58/118; Norwich O.I, 3; Betz, 3.

From: Cosmographiae universalis Lib. VI. . . . Basle, H. Petri, 1559.

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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