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Sebastian Münster:  Typus Orbis A Ptol. Descriptus

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Title: Typus Orbis A Ptol. Descriptus

Map Maker: Sebastian Münster

Place / Date: Basle / 1542

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 13.5 x 10 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: SOLD

Inventory ID: 2382

Description: Rich dark impression of Ptolemy's map of the Ancient World, from the 1542 edition of Munster's Geographia, perhaps the most influential of all atlases issued in the first half of the 16th Century. Includes classic early Ptolomeic cartography, most notably the closed Indian Ocean and lack of information on Columbus and later discoveries in the New World. Includes 12 classical windheads in the decorative region outside the map, each named. From the rare second edition, with Latin text on the verso. A fine clean wide margined example. Shirley 76.

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