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Sebastian Munster
Europe as a Queen (Das Ander Buch der Cosmographen)
Basle, c. 1588. Very Good. Maps Europe Continent; Maps Misc (Curiosities, Title Pages, Games, etc.); , A charming and creative map of Europe as a Queen from the late 16th century. On rare occasions during the 16th century, maps like this were created; maps that depicted nations and continents in human or animal form. In this case a Queen is chosen as the inspiration and various aspects of her are shown to be nations (ie. her Sceptre is Anglia, while her crown is Hispania). German text below map and on verso. , Size : 260x163 (mm), 10.24x6.42 (Inches), Hand Colored
Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books [Canada]
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