By: Sebastian Munster
Date: 1552 (published) Basel
Dimensions: 11.5 x 14.5 inches (39 x 37 cm)
This is a lovely example of Sebastian Munster's Anglia II Nova Tabula published around 1552 as part of "Geographiae Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini, Philosophi ac Mathematici praestantissimi, Libri VIII… his accesserunt… tabulae novae… per Sebastianum Munsterum.”
The map is oriented with east at the top and shows all of England, Wales, and the Isle of Man, as well as portions of Scotland, Ireland, and the European mainland. Munster's map is of great cartographic importance as it is one of the earliest printed maps to focus on England and Wales. A key in the top left corner offers both English and Latin names for seventeen places in England that were considered of great importance during the mid-16th century.
Condition: This map is in B condition with modern coloring, one small wormhole just left of center and a tear that extends from latitude 15 in the bottom about 5 inches into the map. This has been repaired on the verso. Margins offer ample room for framing and the map would present beautifully once completed.
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