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Sebastien Munster:  Aphricae Tabula IIII

Maps of North Africa

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Title: Aphricae Tabula IIII

Map Maker: Sebastien Munster

Place / Date: Basle / 1550 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 13.5 x 10 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $450.00

Inventory ID: 47441


Fine full color example of the 1552 edition of Munster's Ptolemaic map of North Africa and the Mediterranean.

Sebastien Munster is generally regarded as one of the important map makers of the 16th Century.. Munster was a linguist and mathematician, who initially taught Hebrew in Heidelberg. He issued his first mapping of Germany in 1529, after which he issued a call for geographical information about Germany to scholars throughout the country. The response was better than hoped for, and included substantial foreign material, which supplied him with up to date, if not necessarily accurate maps, for the issuance of his Geographia, in 1540.

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Maps of the Mediterranean
Maps of North Africa