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A Very Early Map of France

France. MUNSTER, S./ PTOLEMY, C. [Basel, 1552]
Tabula Europae III. 10 ½ x 13 ½ inches.
Mended worming at centerfold, very good condition.

   $275


An attractive example of one Munster’s Ptolemaic map of France, showing the place names that would have been in use in the Roman imperial period. Munster includes a table with alternate vernacular translations of the names where multiple ones are in use. In a number of cases, he includes modern names on the map itself, notably Paris.


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