Maps, Africa, Libya, Muenster
"Africa / Libya / Vorland / mit allen künigreichen so zu unsern zeiten darin gefunden werden"
Woodcut. Published in "Cosmographia" by Sebastian Muenster (1488-1552) German edition.
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A fascinating early map of Africa, the charm of which is the geographical fumbling for facts. This map belongs to the treasure maps of the African continent. It was first published in 1544. Africas already has its characteristic shape, which is, however, still far from realistic. That, among many other things, creates the charm of this Renaissance map.
There is centuries old ink hand writing in the left bottom margin corner by a former owner. The bottom margin has water stain clear across reaching to the keel of the ship and the Cape of Good Hope. Map as pleasant age toning. Aside from the mentioned specifics this map is in very good condition. Vertical centerfold.
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