1552 – S. Munster – Italia XIX Nova Tabula
Title: “Italia XIX Nova Tabula”
Very rare issue and the first Munster’s map of Italy, based on Ptolemy’s writings. It shows the area from Marseille to Albania, including the Adriatic Sea, also the islands of Sicily, Corsica and Sardinia.
The map comes from Sebastian Münster & Claudius Ptolemy’s “Geographiae Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini, Philosophi ac Mathematici praestantissimi, Libri VIII… his accesserunt… tabulae novae… per Sebastianum Munsterum”, published by Henricus Petri in Basel, 1552.
This work was considered one of the most influential cartographic accounts of the ancient world and served as inspiration for all Renaissance mapmakers.
Cartographer: Sebastian Munster (1488 – 1552)
Leaf size: 38,8 x 32,0 cm
Very good condition.
This is an original antique map published in 1552 and NOT a modern copy or reprint
On your request we will provide a Certificate of Authenticity.