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[MÜNSTER, Sebastian (1488-1552)]. Typus Cosmographicus Universalis. [Basel: 1532 or later].
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[MÜNSTER, Sebastian (1488-1552)]. Typus Cosmographicus Universalis. [Basel: 1532 or later].

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[MÜNSTER, Sebastian (1488-1552)]. Typus Cosmographicus Universalis. [Basel: 1532 or later].

Large woodcut World map on an oval projection, printed on two sheets, joined, (369 x 554mm). The map embellished with spandrel vignettes, two large panels of inset type and several major place names also typeset. (Some light discolouration.) Window mount.

A FINE IMPRESSION. This map appeared in the 1532 Basel editions of Grynaeus's Novus Orbis Regionum and is embellished with border vignettes attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543). These vignettes feature winged angels turning the World on its axis in illustration of Copernicus' theory -- a theory not widely disseminated until 1543 with the publication of De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium. Shirley 67.
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