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Renaissance Exploration Map Collection Maps and Atlases from the Renaissance Period

[Holy Land map of Nile River Delta and surrounding areas]

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Title:
[Holy Land map of Nile River Delta and surrounding areas]
Author:
Münster, Sebastian, 1489-1552 and Petri, Heinrich, 1508-1579
Author (no Collectors):
Münster, Sebastian, 1489-1552
Topic:
abstract or summary, cartographic image, and Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
Language:
French
Physical Description:
1 map : woodcut, hand colored ; 27 x 17 cm
Publication Info:
sz and [Basle :
Imprint:
1544-1628]
Genre:
abstract or summary and cartographic image
Notes:
  • Relief shown pictorially.
  • Imprint taken from atlas.
  • Decorative cartouches containing descriptive text; "RND" above cartouche on right.
  • Depicts partial route of Israelites in desert; shows buildings, topography, vegetation, ship, sea monster.
  • From Münster's Cosmographia universalis, 1544-1628 (published by Henri Petri 1544-1550), French edition (published in 1552, 1556, 1560, 1565, 1568, 1575).