One of the earliest printed maps of the European continent. Curiously oriented to the south. Shows the continent from Constantinople and Greece to the east and Spain to the southwest. With Denmark, England, Scotland and Ireland to the bottom of the map. Decorated with a beautiful sailing ship. Letterpress title on top. A large woodcut border surrounds the title on verso. From Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, published 1574 by Heinrich Petri in Basel.
|Title||Europa das ein Drittheil der Erden, nach gelegenheit unsern zeiten.|
|Publisher, Year||Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574|
|Plate Size||25.5 x 34.0 cm (10.0 x 13.4 inches)|
|Sheet Size||33.5 x 40.3 cm (13.2 x 15.9 inches)|
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