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The Mapping of North America

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A rare modern map of Germany published in Giacomo Gastaldi’s influential edition of Ptolemy’s “Geographia”. Gastaldi was arguably the greatest Italian cartographer of the sixteenth century. It is also the world’s first printed pocket atlas, and the first to use a mechanism to hold the plates in position so that the impression was good and level. Karrow, R.W. (16 c.) 30/13; Nordenskiold Collection 214; Phillips, P.L. (Atlases) 369; Shirley “Atlases in the BL” T.Ptol 9a.

Germania Nova Tabula MDXXXXII

Venice, 1548
130 x 170 mm. Uncoloured early map, in good condition.
Stock number: 3041


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