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[America] Munster, Novae Insulae XXVI... Basle, 1540 (1552). 11 x 14. BW. VG. The first atlas map to show the New World as an entirely separate land mass. Zipangri (Japan) floats off the west coast of North America; "canibali" [cannibals] seen are in what is now Brazil. North America is distorted with a sharp narrowing along the east coast based on Verrazzano's mistaken sighting of the "Western Ocean" while sailing along the Carolina outer banks. Magellan's ship is shown crossing the Pacific. The only edition with added borders printed from separate blocks. Burden 12, State 6. SOLD

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