Taprobana – Johannes Honter


Scarce wood cut map of Sumatra, entitled Taprobana, the name of Ptolemy’s mythical island. Published in Johannes Honter’s Rudimenta cosmographica. Printed in Basel by Henri Petri.

Title: Taprobana
Date: 1561
Size: 12.0 x 7.5 cm
Sheet size: 31.5 x 20.5 cm
Verso: Text in latin including two wood cut illustrations, one of them showing cannibals butchering a corpse.
Condition: Good (G)

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