"Vo den Britannischen Inseln Albione / das ist Engelland und Hibernia…", Munster, Sebastian
Period: 1572 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
5.4 x 3.3 inches
13.7 x 8.4 cm
Simple yet evocative miniature woodblock Ptolemaic map showing a broad outline of the British Isles with no detail other than the location of the cities of Edinburgh and Dover. Wales is depicted as a narrow-necked peninsula and Scotland veers to the east in Ptolemaic fashion. The map is on a full sheet of German text measuring 7.5 x 11.8".
References: Shirley (BI to 1650) #51.