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Sebastien Munster:  [Asia Minor] Tabula Asiae I

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Title: [Asia Minor] Tabula Asiae I

Map Maker: Sebastien Munster

Place / Date: Basle / 1542

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 13.5 x 10 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $675.00

Inventory ID: 49125


Description:

Rare first edition of Munster's Ptolemaic map of Asia Minor and parts of the Black Sea and Cyprus.

From the 1542 edition of Munster's Geographia, one of the most important works of the 16th Century. 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 Asia Minor
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