Map Description: 1532 Map World Typus cosmographicus uniuersalis Typvs cosmographicvs vniversalis Typus cosmographicus universalis Decorated with sea monsters, mermaids, exotic animals, and cannibals, this wood cut Map |provides a marked contrast to the simplistic diagrams considered the earliest printed world maps. While the latter presented a world view based in Judeo-Christian theology, this uniquely ornamented Map |emphasized the strange and fanciful discoveries emanating from European explorations in America, Africa, and Asia. Most likely prepared by the geographer Sebastian Mu?nster and decorated by the artist Hans Holbien the Younger, this Map |illustrated the Basel edition of Novus Orbis Regionum, a collection of early voyage accounts, first published in 1532 and republished in 1555. The French edition of the same book (also published in 1532) included Oronce Fine's double cordiform map). Underscoring Europeans' dilemma during the first quarter of the 16th century in rationa Latin Map of World| Notes: Relief shown pictorially. Appears in Johann Huttich's Novus orbis regionum. Basel. 1532. Exhibited in “Journeys of the Imagination,” at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, April-August 2006.Subjects: World maps--Early works to 1800 Typvs cosmographicvs vniversalis Typus cosmographicus universalis
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