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Antique map of the Pacific by Behaim


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Stock number: 18708

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Cartographer

Behaim

Title

Pars Globi terrestris Ao. 1492 a Martino Behaim Equite Lusitano Norimbergae confecti Delineavit Christoph.

First Published

Gotha, 1778

This edition

1778

Size

57 x 37 cms

Condition

excellent

Price

This Item is Sold




Description

Rare and fascinating map of the Indian Ocean and Pacific taken from Martin Behaim's 1492 Erdapfel, the earliest surviving terrestial globe.

Pre-Columbus view of China, South East Asia and Australia. Europe is on the right. America has not been discovered, as a result the Atlantic and Pacific are one ocean. Based on the 1492 Erdapfel by Martin Behaim, cosmographer for the Portuguese King John II.

Issued in 1778 by Christopher de Murr.