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Waldseemüller, Martin | America appears on the map

Lot Closed

July 16, 05:03 PM GMT


30,000 - 40,000 USD

Lot Details


Waldseemüller, Martin

Orbis typus universalis iuxta hydrographorum traditionem. [Strassburg: Johann Schott, 1513]

Woodcut map on two sheets joined at the center (overall to sight: 585 x 452 mm). Faint staining, primarily to upper left quadrant, expert and primarily marginal repairs. Matted and framed; not examined out of frame. 

The "Admiral's map"

Waldseemüller's monumental modern map of the world from the celebrated 1513 Strassburg edition of Ptolemy's Geography, so named because the delineation of the New World was supposedly based on the observations of Christopher Columbus.

One of the earliest maps to depict America


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