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Waldseemüller M.

Waldseemüller M.


Generale Ptholemei


Strasbourg, Scott 1513

Shirley 34, plate 37

Woodcut, B/W as issued

No text in verso, no watermark

45x60 cm

Paper corners re-installed not affecting the printed area. Rebacked with two small areas of manuscript completion.


From Claudii Ptolemei, Geographiae opus novissima. One of the most attractive Ptolemaic maps of the world in a conic projection and surrounded by forceful wind (heads).

Preparatory work began in 1505 with his associate Mathias Ringmann. Waldseemüller is believed to have incised many of the maps himself. All are firm, distinctive woodcuts (Shirley, 1987: 38)

€ 6200

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