4 WÄLDSEEMÜLLER/ Map of the British Isles / Virtual Map Fair 1

Description: WÄLDSEEMÜLLER, Martin. [16th Century Ptolemaic Map of the British Isles]
[Europae Tabula prima continet insulam Albion, sive Britanniam & Hyberniam.] Vienne, Gaspar Treschel, 1541. Woodcut, printed area 300 x 440mm. A very fine and crisp example.
From the last woodcut edition of Ptolemy, using the blocks cut in 1522. The British Isles, set in a trapezoid frame, famous for the east-west orientation of Scotland. The title (as above) is printed on verso, with a Latin text description. [«] SHIRLEY: British Isles 1477-1650, Item 30.
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  • Number: 1090185 (11019)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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