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Description:A great example of the first map of England, Wales & parts of Scotland and Ireland was published in the 1560 edition of Sebastian Munsters Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller LänderThis original wood block engraved antique map is instantly recognisable, first published in 1540.
General Definitions:Paper thickness and quality: - Light and stablePaper color : - off whiteAge of map color: -Colors used: -General color appearance: -Paper size: - 15 1/2in x 12in (395mm x 305mm)Plate size: - 15 1/2in x 12in (395mm x 305mm)Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)
Imperfections:Margins: - Thumb marks bottom right margin, small holes in bottom margin centerfoldPlate area: - Page rejoined bottom left side, no lossVerso: - Light soiling
Background:The first edition of Munsters first printed separate map of England and Wales, with Scotland as far north as Edinburgh, the east coast of Ireland and north coast of France. North oriented to the left. The map primarily identifies Cathedral towns. A key in the upper left corner shows the English and Latin names for 17 major place names in England. The flags of both England and Scotland are shown.