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Southern Africa

Title
Tabula Moderna Secunde Porcionis Aprhice
Author
PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius; WALDESEEMULLER, Martin
Publisher
Johannes Schott, 12th March,
Publication place
Strassburg:
Publication date
1513
Price
SOLD
Reference
5346

Description

Woodcut map

Notes

A map showing southern Africa and the Cape of Good Hope, with Madagascar visible in outline. The source of the River Nile at the foot of the fictional Mountains of the Moon ('Mons lune') is retained from Ptolemy. This is one of the 20 supplementary maps added by Waldseemüller, produced specially for this edition.


Bibliography

Phillips 359; Nordenskiold 205 (incomplete); Sabin 66478; Shirley 34; Adams P2219.