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[Western Hemisphere] Munster, Tabula novarum insularum.... Basle, 1540 (1550). 10 x 13. Strong BW impression. Slight show-thru, marginal tears repaired. Overall VG. State Five with Latin text verso. Sold

The first atlas map to show the Americas as a distinct landmass. Magellan's ship Victoria is seen in the Pacific Ocean below Zipangri (Japan), which mistakenly lies not far from the West Coast of America.

Reference: Burden 12.

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