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Munster's map of Asia after Ortelius

MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Asia wie es jetziger zeit nach den fürnemesten herrschafften abgetheilet und beschriben ist.
Basle: Sebastian Petri, c.1598. Coloured woodcut, printed area 315 x 355mm.

An updated map of Africa, introduced into Munster's 'Cosmography' in 1588 to replace the block cut in 1540. It was copied from the Ortelius map of 1570, but with less detail because of the limitations of woodcut. Japan has been added, but too far north and unrecognisable.


Stock ID : 19764

£625

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Stock Id :19764

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Munster's map of Asia after Ortelius

MUNSTER, Sebastian.

Asia wie es jetziger zeit nach den fürnemesten herrschafften abgetheilet und beschriben ist.
Basle: Sebastian Petri, c.1598. Coloured woodcut, printed area 315 x 355mm.

An updated map of Africa, introduced into Munster's 'Cosmography' in 1588 to replace the block cut in 1540. It was copied from the Ortelius map of 1570, but with less detail because of the limitations of woodcut. Japan has been added, but too far north and unrecognisable.


Stock ID : 19764

£625

£625