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Cordiform world map by G. Frisius - P. Apianus.

Peter Apian's Cosmographia, first published in 1524, was republished many times throughout the sixteenth century. From 1544 onwards most o 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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Charta Cosmographica, cum Ventorum Propria Natura et Operatione., 1553.

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Item Number:  1962
Category:  Antique maps > World and Polar
References: Shirley (World) - #96

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: Excellent.
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.

Peter Apian's Cosmographia, first published in 1524, was republished many times throughout the sixteenth century. From 1544 onwards most o 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.