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The Mapping of North America

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MUNSTER, Sebastian

Description de la Germanie

Basle, 1555
250 x 340 mm., with recent wash colour, good condition.
The early map of Germany by Munster orientated to the south. Munster was a renowned hebraist and geographer. The “Cosmographia” was first published in 1544 just four years after his first publication of Ptolemy’s “Geographia”. It was a large compendium of topographical information which was consistently expanded during its lifetime. Later publication of the “Cosmographia” was by his step-son Heinrich Petri. Burmeister; Karrow 58/106; Oehme “Introduction to the Facsimile of the 1550 Edition of Munster’s Cosmographia”; Shirley Atlases in the BL T.Mun 1a.
Stock number: 4397

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