1545 Münster - Tabula Asiae I (Turkey)

1545 Münster woodcut Ptolemaic map of Turkey

Title:

Tabula Asiae I (Turkey)

Map maker:

Sebastian Münster, Heinrich Petri

Place and Year:

Basel, 1545

Dimensions:

26 x 34 cm (10.2 x 13.4 in)

Technique:

Woodblock printing

Coloring:

Uncolored

Condition Rating:
475.00
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DETAILS

The first edition of Münster's map of Turkey, based upon Claudius Ptolemy which appeared in his Geographia Universalis, first published in 1540. 

The Geographia was a new and important edition of Ptolemy, with redesigned maps and text revised by Münster based on the Willibald Pirckheimer's Latin translation with corrections of 1535 by Servetus.

On the verso is a decorative woodcut border probably executed by the famous 16th century woodcutter Hans Holbein. The map is unchanged from the 1540 edition. 

The Geographia was a landmark work which contained, along with the Ptolemaic maps, several of the most significant modern maps in the history of cartography.

CONDITION NOTES

Woodblock map with letterpress on verso. Paper with usual age-toning. Very good throughout. Paper size 30 x 38 cm.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00243

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