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Ptolemaisch General Tafel / Die Halbe Kugel Der Welt Begreiffende.

  • ARTIST: Sebastian Munster

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Heinrich Petri, Basel.

  • MEDIUM: Woodcut,

    DATE: c.1588.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 12 1/8 x 14" (30.8 x 36. cm) plus upper title and margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: Munster's famous old world map based on the cartography of Ptolemy. The continents are all primitively shaped and depicted as a great southern continent “Terra Incognita Secundum Ptolemaeum.” In the heavens surrounding the map are 12 identified wind heads, left to right: Zephyrus, Corus, Circius, Septentrio, Aquilo, Cecias, Subsolanus. Lower, left to right: Lybs Africo, Lybonotus, Auster, Euroauster, Vulturnus. On the verso is a decorative woodcut and a geographical diagram.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: A very nice impression of the map.

  • CONDITION: Very good condition. Black & white.

  • REFERENCE: #162 in The Mapping of the World by Rodney Shirley.

  • CATEGORIES: Maps