37 x 29,5 cm / 14,5 x 11,4 inches. Good condition, real margins, handed colored. From a French language edition of Munster's Cosmography. Sebastian Munster was one of the most influential cartographers in the 16th century. The map represents Africa and the western part of Asia.It is decorated with a large cartouche, detailing sailing directions from Lusitania (Iberian Peninsula) to Calcutta. The Portuguese boat in the Gulf of Guinea represents trade and navigation. On the map, we can see tropical birds, an elephant and a cyclop, in the mythical tribe of the Monoculi. The map represents the different kingdoms, represented by scepters and crowns. Munster speculates as to the sources for the Niger and Nile rivers, and place a forest in the Sahara. The Senegal river borrowed the course of the Niger river. A very curious map of Africa. (20 January 1488 26 May 1552) was a.
Was the earliest description of the world. WE DON'T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. The item "AFRICA 1568 SEBASTIAN MUNSTER LARGE UNUSUAL ANTIQUE MAP 16TH CENTURY" is in sale since Tuesday, May 25, 2021.
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