Münster: North & South America – JapanMünster: North & South America – Japan
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North & South America – Japan

Title: "Die neuwen Inseln/so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient bey dem land Indie ligen.“

Sebastian Münsters first map of America, depicting North and South America with the Japanese Islands „Zipangi“ as well as the new discoveries in the Caribbean Basin and the more accurately depicted coastlines of the South American Continent „Nova Insula Atlantica quam vocant Brasilij & American.“.

Handcoloured wood cut map by Sebastian Münster from „Cosmographia – Beschreibung der ganzen Welt mit allem, was darinnen ist.“ published by Heinrich Petri, Basels 1561, German Edition.

Map size: 27 x 34 cm

Very good impression and condition of this very decorative map of America with the Japanese Islands.
Cp.: Burden, Mapping of America # 12, State 11; Walter, Japan # 8 B