MUNSTER, Sebastian (1488–1552). Aphricae Tabula II. [Northern Africa and the Mediterranean showing Sicily, Tunisia and Libya].
Original woodblock with hand colour after Munster, printed in 1571. 300 x 370 mm.
The first edition of this map was printed in 1540.
Showing the shipwreck of St. Paul the Apostle off the coast of Malta (Melita). A table on the left provides a list of the cities in Latin.
Munster was a German cartographer, cosmographer, and a Christian Hebraist scholar. His work, the Cosmographia from 1544, was the earliest German description of the world.