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Secunda Europe Tabula

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Article ID EUE3560
Artist Ptolemy/ Petrus de Turre
Petrus de Turre puchased Conrad Sweynheyms plates in 1490 to reissue the maps based on Claudius Ptolemy notes. Claudius Ptolemy ( arround 100- 160 a.C.) Geographia, gives a list of geographic coordinates of spherical longitude and latitude of almost ten thousand point locations on the earth surface, as they were known at his times. The list is organized in Tabulae which cor- respond to specific regions of the three known continents at that time, Africa, Asia and Europe. Research on Ptolemy’s Geographia has started at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in the eighties, focused mainly, but not exclusively, on data re- lated to territories which are now under the sovereignty of the modern Greek state. The World of Ptolemy is classified in Regions, since each Chapter is referred to one of them, giving by this way the concept of Atlas as it is understood today.
Title Secunda Europe Tabula
Year c. 1490
Description
Map shows total Spain with Portugal and the Balearic island of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza.
Place of Publication Rome
Dimensions (cm)34,5 x 54
ConditionVery good
Coloringblack/white
TechniqueWoodcut

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