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Description

Fascinating early map of the world, found in apocalyptic literature and first published in Wittenberg in 1529 or 1530.

The map was originally used by the printer Hans Lufft to illustrate works on the prophet Daniel by Martin Luther and others, linking the vision of Daniel with the assault of the Turks on Christian Europe. The map is a woodcut, showing the four beasts of Daniel's dream and the continents of Europe, Africa and Asia, along with four windheads. A fascinating graphical depiction of the World, based upon Ptolemy, but with all of Africa shown and an open water passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

The present example appeared in a 1601 edition of Flauij Josephi, des Hochberühmten Jüdischen Geschichtsschreibers . . .