The earliest printed map of the Asian Continent. Asia is shown from the Caspian Sea to the Pacific Ocean. In Southeast Asia the islands Java Major and Minor are named, also Borneo and the Moluccas (Spice Islands). With a sea monster and a mermaid. The title on verso is surrounded by a beautiful woodcut border. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, titled Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder, published 1550 by Heinrich Petri in Basel. The woodblock of this map was first used in Seb. Münster's Geographia Universalis in 1540.
|Title||Die Länger Asie nach irer gelegenheit bisz in Indiam werden in disser tafel verzeichnet|
|Publisher, Year||Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 (1550)|
|Plate Size||27.0 x 34.3 cm (10.6 x 13.5 inches)|
|Sheet Size||31.8 x 39.3 cm (12.5 x 15.5 inches)|
|Reference||Gole, S.: Early Maps of India, p. 20-1.|
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