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MUNSTER, Sebastian, & Sebastian Petri.

Die Erst General Tafel.

Di Beschreibung und der circkle des gantzen erdtrichs und meers innhaltende. [World Map]

Published: Basle. 1588

Stock code: 52463

Price: £2,100

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An attractive oval map showing the modern world after Ortelius, used in the later editions of Munster’s Cosmographia. The corners are decorated with florid vine leaves. The title is in Gothic German script on the top border. Above and below there are short texts also in Gothic German, within strapwork borders. This is an early, very affordable world map by one of the pioneers of cartography.

Size: 370 x 320 mm. Frame size 575 x 535 mm. Wood engraving. Hand coloured. In fine condition with slight offset and show through of text from reverse.

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