This is a coloured woodcut version of a Ptolemaic world map which was made outside Italy, based on a manuscript of Donnus Nicolaus Germanus of the 1470's. This is also the first printed map to be signed by the artist Johannes Schnitzer of Armsheim who is also known for his woodcut book Buch der Weisheit der alten Weisen, 1483.
- [World map]. Insculptum est per Johanne Schnitzer de Artmszheim (Shelfmark(s): ORB.40/284.)
- Schnitzer, Johannes
- World maps--Early works to 1800
Geographical areas and countries
- British Library
William and Judith Bollinger
- Digital Description
- application/pdf, 3413 KB, 1 map : hand col.
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