Montanus: World map
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Map of the World in two hemispheres

"Benedict. Arias Montanus Sacrae Geographiae Tabulam ex antiquissimorum Cultor-Familiis a Mose recensitis ... 1571". On the reverse: "Orbis Tabula. Ben. Aria Montano. Auctore."

Copper engraving from 'Biblia Sacra, Hebraice, Chaldaice, Graece & Latine ...' edited by Benito Arias Montanus (1527-1598), printed by Plantin, Antwerp 1571.

Print size: 31,5 x 52 cm

Map of the World in two hemispheres. The map shows how the tribes of Israel were disseminated, with explanations in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and Syiac. In the position of Australia an unusual island is shown. First state of Montanu’s famous world Map. Most items of this first edition had been lost at sea on their way to Spain.
Cp.:Burden 88, Shirley 125.