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Waldeseemuller's map of Scandinavia

Title
Tabula Moderna Norbegie et Gottie.
Author
WALDESEEMULLER
Publisher
Johann Schott,
Publication place
[Strassburg,
Publication date
1513].
Dimensions
425 by 600mm. (16.75 by 23.5 inches).
Price
£8,000
Reference
14504

Description

Double-page woodcut map.

Notes

Waldeseemuller's strking map of Scandinavia.

This work was based on the manuscript maps of Sanuto and Vesconte of c.1320, which were updated by Nicholaus Germanus in 1482 to include more cities and textual information. As noted by Ginsberg:

"Waldseemuller's map . . .appeared in the supplmental section of modern maps. A faithful coy of the Ulm map published thirty-one years earlier, it too, is a woodcut. The title, however, differs from the Ulm 1486 edition by no longer referring to Prussia and Livonia. As on the 1482 map, Norway is shown as "norbegia." Most of the same cities are also included-- "asto" (oslo, 'begensis" (Bergen), Nodrosia (Niadros or Trondheim), and "Stauargnsis.". The lines to text in letterpress on the right-hand side that specify lines of parallel and lengths of days have been retained".

Bibliography

Ginsberg, Scandinavia 5.