Map of Africa of late 16th century by the german cartographer Sebastian Munster (1488-1552) from his work "Cosmographia" edited in Basilea by Heinrich Petri.
His work "cosmographia" is the earliest German description of the world, was a great success so much that it was edited different times and translated in many languages.
Hand colouring. Indication of Cape of Good Hope as “Caput Bonaspei”.Wide margins.
Author: Sebastian Munster (1488-1552)
Atlas: Cosmographia - Basilea, Heinrich Petri
Date: late 16th century
Leaf Dimension: 36.5x44 cm (14.4 x 17.3 inches)
Engraving Dimension: 36x31 cm (14.2 x 12.2inches)
Conditions: Very good conditions. Vertical folding of the page. Some slight tears in the edges and foxings.
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- Overall Condition: Very good conditions
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