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An Attractive Woodcut in a Scarce State

Italy. MUNSTER, S. [Basel, 1552]
Italia XIX Nova Tabula. 11 ½ x 14 ¾ inches.
Fine hand color; centerfold mended with faint loss; very good.


Munster’s modern map of Italy, from the rare 1552 Geographia edition, the only one to feature coordinate bars provided at top and bottom. The map is notable for presenting what was then the state-of-the-art for both Italy’s topography and toponymy, rather than relying on the authority of Ptolemy. Consequently, it provides a creditable general outline of both the Italian peninsula and the Italian Alps. All of Sicily, Sardinia, and Corsica are included, as is the Dalmatian coast.

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