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Auction 100, Lot 276

"Europa das ein Drittheil der Erden nach Gelegenheit unserer Zeit Beschrieben", Munster/Petri

Subject: Europe

Period: 1588 (circa)


Color: Black & White

14.2 x 12.2 inches
36.1 x 31 cm

Woodblock map of all of Europe including Iceland and a bit of Greenland. The mythical islands of Brasil and Dmar are included in the Atlantic. Mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, and major cities are depicted. Several sea monsters and ships fill the seas. This is Petri's revised map of Europe, replacing Munster's original version that had south oriented at the top of the map.


Condition: B

Fine crisp impression with light uneven toning and slight show through of text on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/12/2002