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Johann Honter:  Universalis Cosmographia. MDXLVI

Maps of the World

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Title: Universalis Cosmographia. MDXLVI

Map Maker: Johann Honter

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1546

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 6.5 x 5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $1,900.00

Inventory ID: 43711


Detailed example of Honter’s double cordiform woodcut map of the world.

Honter based his map on Apian's cordiform map, the firstobtainable map to name America.Honter  retains Apianus' use of the term America and retains most of Apian's geographical information except for the treatment of the north coast of Asia, where Honter diverts the coast to run to the North Pole.

The map was engraved by Heinrich Vogtherr the Elder, whose initials appear on the lower left section of the map. The map was reissued periodically in a number of other works later in the Century and was certainly one of the more recognizable maps of the World, prior to Ortelius' map. 

Condition Description: Minor repairs at centerfold, as usual.

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