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MUENSTER, SEBASTIAN. La table des Isles neufues, lesquelles on appelle isles d'occident & d'Indie pour diuers regardz. Double-page wood-engraved map, 320x400 mm sheet size, wide margins, French text on verso; scattered minor browning. accompanied by--Corresponding text leaf with woodcut illustration and French text dealing with the discovery of the Americas by Columbus. Both are presented in a single mat. Basel, 1552 or 1555
The map is from either the First or Second editions of the French language edition of Muenster's Cosmography. The same plate was used for the New World map in both editions. The plate itself is from the fifth state of the Latin edition of Cosmography first issued in 1550. Burden 12; Walter 8B (Latin language edition); Cortazzi, pl. 12 (dating the map to 1540).
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