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This is a detailed early photographic facsimile of the two known world maps made by Diego Ribero. This map, sometimes called the Propoganda, or Second Borgian map, formerly in the Museo Borgia of the Propaganda Fide, now in the Vatican Library at Rome.

"This map is justifiably considered by many scholars to be the finest cartographic production of its age" - MyOldMaps

The Edward Luther Stevenson Collection

Edward Luther Stevenson was among the most important scholars of early cartography active at the end of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th. He was responsible for numerous cartobibliographic books, including the first translation of Ptolemy to English, as well as a series of impressive facsimile maps produced while he was at the Hispanic Society of New York. Dr. Stevenson viewed facsimiles as integral to the study of early cartography, and he committed himself to building an unparalleled collection of photographs of early maps and globes.  Much of his collection was donated to Yale University after his death (click on the title link above for about that), but the present item comes from a large collection of photos, manuscripts, and related material that were part of Stevenson's library, but were not donated to Yale. It is truly an impressive collection and many of the items, though reproductions, have serious antiquarian merit. As Alexander O. Vietor said about Stevenson collection that went to Yale "this is the stuff of which great libraries are made."

Condition Description
Dissected in twelve parts and laid on linen as a special preparation for Edward Luther Stevenson.