Leen Helmink Antique Maps

Pacific by Behaim

Cartographer

Behaim

Title

Pars Globi terrestris Ao. 1492 a Martino Behaim Equite Lusitano Norimbergae confecti Delineavit Christoph.

Published

Gotha, 1778

Size

57 x 37 cms

Technique

Copperplate engraving

Stock number

18708

Condition

excellent

Price

$ 2750

Description

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.