Conical projection of the world

By PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius; and Martin WALDSEEMULLER, 1513 

Generale Ptholemei

World World maps
  • Author: PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius; and Martin WALDSEEMULLER
  • Publication place: Strassburg:
  • Publisher: Johannes Schott, 12th March
  • Publication date: 1513
  • Physical description: Woodcut map
  • Dimensions: 445 by 580mm. (17.5 by 22.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 5307


A map of the world on a traditional conical projection. The variegated wind heads make it one of the most decorative Ptolemaic world maps. The continents follow Ptolemy, apart from the Indian Ocean which is not cut off by a strip of land between Africa and Asia. 


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