Clive A. Burden LTD. Rare Maps, Antique Atlases, Books and Decorative Prints

The Mapping of North America

Mr. Philip D. Burden‚Äč
P.O. Box 863,
Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks HP6 9HD,
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 76 33 13

In 1540 Sebastian Munster published his own edition of Ptolemy’s ‘Geographia’. It was to include a sizeable series of ‘modern’ maps. This particular map is the first map in Ptolemy’s European section and illustrates the British Isles with the intriguing west east orientation of Scotland. The trapezoidal format includes latitude and longitude markings. The ancient tribes aqre named in the two legends on the map. Provenance: acquired from Doreen Green in 1991; private English collection. Karrow (1993) 58/75b; Shirley (1991) no. 27.
MUNSTER, Sebastian

Tabula Europae I

Henri Petri, Basel, 1540-[45]
275 x 350 mm., with very small wormhole in the centrefold, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 10573
£ 495
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