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This listing is for a spectacular map from 1552. It is hand colored. RARE EDITION.
Claudius Ptolemy (83 - 161 AD) is the father of cartography. He worked at the library of Alexandria. His most famous work was an Atlas called Geographia. He was the first to publish an atlas.
This map was published in 1540, 1541, 1542, 1543 and 1552 by Heinrich Petri. All have Latin text.
Sebastian Munster (Munsterum) was a German cartographer. He was a professor at the University of Basel. In 1540 he published the first Latin edition of Ptolemy's Geographia. Munster's works were published by Heinrich Petri (Henricus Petrus), and his son Sebastian Henric Petri. Sebastian Munster died in May only two months after this last edition of the map was printed in March 1552.
Map measures 10 3/8" x 14 7/8". Measurements do not include the frame.
The map was professionally mounted on acid free paper a long time ago. Because of that, you can see from my photos that there is no burn through the map. It can be professionally removed if desired.
It is in excellent antique condition. Any white in the photos is from my camera flash. Remember that this is an extremely old antique item. Please examine the photos very carefully to add to my description. Ask all needed questions before purchase.
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Rare c.1552 Ptolemy World Map Henricus Petri SPECTACULAR