"Ptolemeisch General Tafel / die halte Kugel der Welt begreiffende". Sebastian Münster (20 January 1488 26 May 1552) was a German.
From 1544, was the earliest German description of the world. The map represents the ancient world, and the 12 windheads, based on the Greek mythology. Munster's version of the classic Ptolemaic world, comprising Europe, Asia to beyond India, northern Africa, etc. Surrounded by clouds and windheads. The continents are oddly shaped and all connected by a great southern continent, Terra incognito secundum Ptolemaeum.
There is a very large Toprobana (modern day Sri Lanka) in the landlocked Indian Ocean, and the Indian subcontinent is severely truncated. Only the northern part of Africa is shown with the Nile originating in a series of lakes in a large mountain range. Size with margins : 42 x 36 cm / 16,5 x 14,1 inches.
Ext in German in the back. 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 "MUNSTER SEBASTIAN 1598 WORLDMAP ACCORDING TO PTOLEMY ANTIQUE MAP 16TH CENTURY" is in sale since Thursday, February 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps". The seller is "efi6" and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.