Pars Globi terrestris Ao. 1492 a Martino Behaim Equite Lusitano Norimbergae confecti Delineavit Christoph.
57 x 37 cms
Rare and fascinating map of the Indian Ocean and Pacific taken from Martin Behaim's 1492 Erdapfel, the earliest surviving terrestial globe.
Pre-Columbus view of China, South East Asia and Australia. Europe is on the right. America has not been discovered, as a result the Atlantic and Pacific are one ocean. Based on the 1492 Erdapfel by Martin Behaim, cosmographer for the Portuguese King John II.
Issued in 1778 by Christopher de Murr.