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1550 Munster

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"La Figure du Monde Universel"

Published by Munster, 1550

Printed by Lahaina Printsellers, Ltd., 2016

This is a superb reproduction of the original hand-colored woodcut map of the world entitled "La Figure du Monde Universel", published by Munster, circa 1540. The fact that this is one of the earliest maps attests to its glaring inaccuracies. Practically everything east of Arabia is conjecture.

This reproduction map is decorated with the obligatory sea monsters and cherubic figures characteristic of Munster woodcuts.

We custom-print this facsimile map on waterproof canvas in our Lahaina studio using the finest archival inks, which are tested and guaranteed not to fade or shift under normal circumstances for over 100 years. Modern printing techniques allow us to improve and enhance the historical subject matter, even as we're careful to preserve and maintain its historical and artistic integrity.