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[The last woodcut edition of Ptolemy's 'Geographia']

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MUNSTER, Sebastian.
Geographiae Claudii Ptolemæi Alexandrini.... Basle, Henri Petri, 1552, Latin text edition. Folio, contemporary limp vellum, lacking ties; title, pp. (212) (Liber I) + 195, 54 numbered double-page maps with one page of text on recto. Binding cracked and worn, stitching strained, title page repaired
The fourth Latin edition of Munster's' version of Ptolemy's Geography, the last edition with woodcut maps. It contains the 27 Ptolemaic maps and 26 'modern' maps, the modern maps with graduation scales around the edges, making a grid for the references in the index. Also of interest is the new modern world map, signed with the monogram DK for David Kandel, the wood cutter. NORDENSKIOLD COLLECTION: II, 214.
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