BRITISH ISLES TABULA BRITANNIAE
Cartographer: Sebastian Munster
Date: 1542 Basle
Size: 27.5*35 cms
Munster's Ptolemaic British Isles within a trapizoid border. No towns are marked, but the positions of the major tribes are marked, with two text boxes listing all the tribes of Britain and Ireland. Scotland is orientated to the east, with much of the interior filled with the Caledonian Forest. To the north are the '30 islands' of the Orkneys and the island of Thule. On verso is a small text in a decorative woodblock border.
First edition, second state of Munster's map of the British Isles.
Uncoloured as issued. Very good condition.
Ref SHIRLEY: British Isles 1477-1650, 27.
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