7 June 2006
SCHEDEL, Hartmann (1440-1514). [Untitled Ptolemaic map.] Secunda etas Mundi. [Nuremberg: 1493].
Hand-coloured woodcut map of the Ptolemaic world (420 x 560mm). The map showing the ancient world, surrounded by 12 windheads, and supported and held at three corners by the Old Testament figures of Ham, Shem and Japhet, with a side panel to the left of seven curious earthly creatures. (Slight wear along centrefold, lower fold restored not affecting text.) Window mount. Shirley 19.
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