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The Mapping of North America

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This rare French woodcut map of the British Isles is derived from that found in Girolamo Ruscelli’s ‘Geographia’, 1561. Whilst the map is derived from an Italian one, the text is a translation of Sebastian Munster’s ‘Cosmographia’ published in Basle by Francois de Belleforest (1530-83). He was a poet, historian and editor from Gascony, France. ‘La Cosmographie Universelle’ was published in 1575 in only the one edition. Pastoureau (1980) Imago Mundi 32 pp. 51-4; Pastoureau (1984) p. 57 no. 3; Shirley (2004) T.Belf 1a.
BELLEFOREST, Francois de

Des Isles de Bretagne, La Grand Albion, qui est Angleterre, & Hirlande ...

Michel Sonnius, Paris, 1575
185 x 290 mm., light margin stain below, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 10577
£ 350
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