Typus Orbis Universalis.
Basle, Heinrich Petri, 1550-, Latin text edition. 275 x 380.
Woodcut; slight surface soiling and cut close on both sides but with enough margin for framing.
Munster's modern world map, an oval projection surrounded by wind heads, published in his Geographia. This and the accompanying map of the Americas were the first printed maps to name the Pacific Ocean. Already the search for the North-West Passage was on: a legend states "This strait leads through to the Moluccas", apparently based on Cartier's search up the St Lawrence, 1522-4. This is the second woodblock used by Munster for both the Geographia and the Cosmographia after 1550. The initial DK (David Kandel) appears in the left-hand corner. SHIRLEY: 92.