Mid-16th century Ptolemaic woodcut map of France
Mid-16th century Ptolemaic woodcut map of France

Mid-16th century Ptolemaic woodcut map of France. Tabula Europae III (France). WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS — NO REPRODUCTIONS. Charming, woodblock-printed map of France, extending into Germany and Switzerland. The most prominent topographic features are rivers and mountain ranges. The latter includes the Pyrenees and the Alps, both executed in a wonderful stylized manner, with light shading. Cities are presented mostly in their Latin names. The first edition of Münster’s Ptolemaic map of France appeared in his. First published in 1540. This was a new and important edition of Ptolemy, with redesigned maps and the text revised by Münster based on the Willibald Pirckheimer Latin translation with corrections of 1535 by Servetus. On the verso there is a decorative woodcut border most likely executed cut by the famous 16th century woodcutter Hans Holbein. Woodblock map with letterpress on verso. Paper with usual age-toning. Repair of split lower part center fold. 34 x 26 cm (13.5 x 10 in). 1 – 10 days. If your address is a P. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. The item “Mid-16th century Ptolemaic woodcut map of France” is in sale since Tuesday, July 14, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “neatlinemaps” and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Sebastian Münster
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Format: 34 x 26 cm (13.5 x 10 in)
  • Year: 1545
  • City: Basel
  • Country/Region: Europe
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