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Sebastian Munster: Typus Orbis Universalis

Map: WLD3985
 
Cartographer: Sebastian Munster
Title: Typus Orbis Universalis
Date: 1550
Published: Basle
Width: 15 inches / 39 cm
Height: 11 inches / 28 cm
Map ref: WLD3985
Description:
The woodblock for this oval world map, which appeared in Munster's "Cosmographia" after 1550, was carved by David Kandel. It is unusual for the configuration of America and is surrounded by a border of clouds and windheads. [Shirley "The Mapping of the World" no.92]