Size: 10*15 cms excluding text sheet with text 28*20cms
Vignette woodcut map of Cyprus from Sebastian Münster's famous "Cosmographia". Black and white; set in a page of text; Latin text and further vignette to verso.
The map which first appeared in the 1542 Latin edition, shows the island with a banner title and ship to sea. Set in a page of text about the island on the verso of the map is a woodcut vignette depicting 2 deer as the text quotes Pliny " Stags cross the sea in herds, swimming in a long line, the head of each resting on the haunches of the one that precedes it, each in its turn falling back to the rear. This has been particularly remarked when they pass over from Cilicia to the island of Cyprus. Though they do not see the land, they still are able to direct themselves by the smell. "Pliny the Elder: Natural History Book 8 ch 32.