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Auction 100, Lot 51

"[Cartographic Diagram]", Apianus, Peter Bienewitz

Subject: Cartographic Curiosity

Period: 1545 (published)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Black & White

4.2 x 4.7 inches
10.7 x 11.9 cm
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An interesting woodblock illustration including a curious cosmic diagram and a globe centered on the Atlantic and depicting the Americas, Europe, Africa and part of Asia. This is a very early representation of the Americas. On a full sheet of Latin text with historiated capitals in the text below the illustration and on verso.


Condition: A

Estimate: $500 - $550


Closed on 9/12/2002