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Regiones Et Nomina Ventorum

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Regiones Et Nomina Ventorum : J. Honter

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An early and scarce miniature world map set within letterpress giving the names, in Latin and Greek, of the world's prevailing winds. Johannes Honter's pocket geography book "Rudimenta Cosmograia" contained a slightly larger scale world map and was first published in Kracow in 1530. We believe this little map appeared in a later edition from Kronstadt. The circular map (approx 42mms in diam) shows Africa, Asia and Europe with the very narrow-shaped American continent in two parts, North and South. With protective added left margin, and backed with archivist tissue, but a good example of an amusing and rare map.
region: World Maps
mapmaker: J. Honter
place and date of publication: Kronstadt 1542
medium and colour: woodblock, uncoloured
size in mm: 120 by 85mm (4.75 by 3.25 inches). incls text
ref: 43351

Price: £ 300

 
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