Antique woodcut map of the Middle East. Printed in Basle by Petri in 1571.

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Woodcut map showing Persia up to India between Persian Gulf and Caspian Sea. From the Latin 1571 edition of Strabo's Geographia with maps of Sebastian Munster which appeared in Ptolemy Geographia since 1540. Published in Basel by H. Petri.

Details

CartographerSebastian Münster
TitleTabula Asiae VII
Publisher, YearPetri, Basle, 1571
Plate Size25.5 x 34.5 cm (10.0 x 13.6 inches)

Condition

Minor foxing close to lower centerfold. Very good condition.

Cartographer

Sebastian Münster was born 1489 in Ingelheim (Pfalz). First being a Franciscan, he became Professor for Theology, Hebrew and Mathematics after he converted to Protestantism in 1529. He became one of the most influencing geographers of the sixteenth century. His Cosmographia, published in 1544, spread geographical knowledge wide over Europe. It was issued in nearly 40 editions and 6 languages. Münster was the first cartographer publishing each known continent on a separate map. His second important work was the Geographia, a new edition of Ptolemys Geographia. He died May 1552 in Basel on Black Death.

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Antique woodcut map of the Middle East. Printed in Basle by Petri in 1571.

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