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Bernardo Sylvanus: [Untitled Cordiform World Map]

Map: WLD4428
 
Cartographer: Bernardo Sylvanus
Title: [Untitled Cordiform World Map]
Date: 1511
Published: Venice
Width: 22 inches / 56 cm
Height: 16 inches / 41 cm
Map ref: WLD4428
Description:
RARE and magnificent woodblock world map on a cordiform (heart-shaped) projection, the first map to use this projection. It is also the earliest atlas map to show the New World and Japan. Printed in black and red on two sheets, joined. The margins on the left and at the bottom of the page are trimmed close to the image, as is common for early world maps. Framed. [Shirley (R.): "The Mapping of the World" 32] [WLD4428]