"Aphricae Tabula III", Munster, Sebastian
Subject: Northeastern Africa
Period: 1545 (circa)
Publication: Geographia Universalis
Color: Hand Color
13.2 x 10.5 inches
33.5 x 26.7 cm
Classic Ptolemaic map of Northeastern Africa with convoluted mountain ranges, large lakes and rivers. An illustration of a sea monster devouring a man dominates the Mediterranean. A small table at top includes the names of the major cities in Marmarica and a larger legend at bottom notes the major cities in Egypt. Latin text and woodcut illustrations on verso.
Minor toning on fold. Later color.