Africa, Libya, Morland : mit allen Künigreichen so zů unsern zeiten darin gefunden werden
- German, Latin. Title, cartouche text, and text on verso in German. Placenames and kingdom names in Latin.
- [Getruckt zü Basel] : [publisher not identified], [1544-1545].
- Physical description
- 1 map : woodcut ; 26 x 35 cm, on sheet 32 x 41 cm
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- Münster, Sebastian, 1489-1552, cartographer.
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- Scale not given (W 25°23'00"--E 39°45'00"/N 37°34'00"--S 35°32'00").
- Woodcut with insertable type.
- Relief shown pictorially.
- Title in upper margin in Gothic script.
- Title translation: Africa, Libya, Morland with their kingdoms to date.
- One of the earliest maps to show the entire continent of Africa. Map is famous for the depiction of the Cyclops, called Monoculi. Also a large ship, parrots, elephant are shown on the map. Crowns and sceptors identify the various African kingdoms.
- South African tip is depicted more than 10 degrees too far east. This was not corrected until Gastaldi's 8-sheet map in 1564--(Betz).
- Text in scrollwood decorative cartouche describes the discovery of Africa by the Europeans and the movement down the west African coast to the Cape of Good Hope, around the cape, up the east coast and across to Calicut, India.
- German text on verso: "Des gantzen land Africe ein gemeine beschreibung" within a woodcut border of cherubs and satyrs grasping a leafy vine. At bottom, signature "xiii."
- There are 15 variants of this map in Latin, French, German, Italian published in Münster's Geographia and Comographia.
- Norwich, I., Pam Kolbe, and Jeffrey C Stone. Norwich's Maps of Africa: An Illustrated and Annotated Carto-Bibliography. 2nd ed. / rev. and edited by Jeffrey C. Stone. Norwich, Vt.: Terra Nova Press, 1997. Map 0002, p. 4
- Dr. Oscar I. Norwich
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- From Münster's Cosmographia, second edition.
- David Rumsey Map Center copy 1: Norwich no. NOR 0002; MOA0004.
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