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Sebastien Munster:  Tabula Asiae I

Maps of Turkey

Title: Tabula Asiae I

Map Maker: Sebastien Munster

Place / Date: Basle / 1542

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 13.5 x 10 inches

Condition: VG

Price: SOLD

Inventory ID: 22439


Rare first edition of Munster's Ptolemaic map of Asia Minor and parts of the Black Sea and Cyprus.

From the 1542 edition of Munster's Geographia, one of the most important works of the 16th Century. Sebastien Munster is generally regarded as one of the important map makers of the 16th Century.. Munster was a linguist and mathematician, who initially taught Hebrew in Heidelberg. He issued his first mapping of Germany in 1529, after which he issued a call geographical information about Germany to scholars throughout the country. The response was better than hoped for, and included substantial foreign material, which supplied him with up to date, if not necessarily accurate maps for the issuance of his Geographia in 1540.

Related Categories:
Maps of Asia Minor
Maps of the Holy Land
Maps of European Islands
Maps of Turkey

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