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The Mapping of North America

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This overview of the British Isles was published in Antoine du Pinet’s ‘Plantz, Pourtraitz et Descriptions …’ in 1564. The book drew on the cartography of more than one, however this woodblock is taken from that of Sebastian Munster first published in 1550. It depicts an outline of the British Isles and apart from London and Edinburgh notes the cities of Dover, Oxford and Waterford in Ireland. Wales is a narrow peninsula and Scotland is illustrated in the Ptolemy form slanted to the east. A rare map, it was not listed in the first edition of Shirley’s book listing maps of the British Isles. Provenance: acquired from Doreen Green 2001; private English collection. Pastoureau (1984) pp. 131-3 no. 10; Shirley (1991) 76a; Shirley (2004) T.DPIN 1a.
DU PINET, Antoine

Des Ifles d'Angleterre & d'Efcoffe & de celle de Irlandt

Lyon, 1564
85 x 115 mm., on a page with text, in good condition.
Stock number: 10578


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