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Old antique world map by S. Münster

Item number:25766
Category:Antique maps > world and polar regions
Price: 2500 Euro ($2850 / £2225)
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Typus Orbis Universalis. - S. Münster, 1550.


Old map of the World by Sebastian Münster.

Date of the first edition: 1550
Date of this map: 1550-1578.

Woodcut
Woodcutter: David Kandel (His initials 'DK' in the lower left-hand corner).
Size, not including title: 27 x 38cm (10.4 x 14.8 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Excellent.
Condition Rating: A
References: Shirley (World), 92; Karrow, 58/73.1; Clancy, p.63 Map.5.2.

From: Cosmographiae universalis Lib. VI. . . . Basle, 1550.

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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