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[World] Montanus, Benedict Arias Montanus Sacrae Geographiae Tabulam... Antwerp, 1571. 12 x 20. Full color. Fine. First state. Striking double-hemisphere with Latin and Hebrew inscriptions showing distribution of people after the sons of Noah repopulated the world following the flood. A large island appears in Australia's position, though the earliest recorded European voyage to Australia was 1606. Whether the Portuguese or others visited Australia before 1606 is controversial. Shirley 125. SOLD

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