Aphricae tabula IIII [map].

Author
Münster, Sebastian, 1489-1552 [Browse]
Format
Map
Language
Latin
Published/​Created
[Basle : Sebastian Münster, 1552]
Description
  • Scale not given. (W 17°44ʹ00ʺ--E 52°23ʹ00ʺ/N 47°00ʹ00ʺ--S 20°00ʹ00ʺ).
  • 1 map ; 24 x 32 cm.

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Subject(s)
Donor
Library of Congress genre(s)
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Notes
  • Relief shown pictorially.
  • Text within border on verso: Quarta Aphricae tabula.
  • From "Ptolemy's Geographia edited by Sebastian Münster (Basle, 1540, 1545, 1550, 1552). Woodcut, with place names printed from metal type."
  • "Mountains are overlapping cones, shaded on the west." - Skelton. Decorative printed maps. p. 40. see pl. 5 at end.
  • Historic Maps copies lack numbers in top corners, as described by Norwich. The 1552 copy has been positively matched to the copy in a 1552 edition; the other one (1550) has been dated by the process of elimination--it does not match the points of the 1540, 1545, or 1552 editions.
Source acquisition
Historic Maps copy 1 (1552) is gift of Robert A. McCabe, Princeton Class of 1956.
References
Norwich, O.I. Norwich's maps of Africa 291
Other title(s)
Quarta Aphricae tabula
OCLC
63051943
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