"Das Heilig Landt mit Auszcheilung der Zwolff Geschlechter", Munster, Sebastian
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1550 (circa)
Color: Black & White
14.2 x 12 inches
36.1 x 30.5 cm
Classic woodblock map of the region showing numerous towns along the fertile coast and mountains, rivers and lakes. Flourishing calligraphy fills much of the empty space on the map, as is characteristic of the Petri editions. Title is engraved at top, outside the neatline. Two text blocks within the map provide descriptions of Judea and Jordan.
Good impression and margins. Paper sound but toned with scattered foxing and several wormholes, some repaired and two slightly affecting engraved lines.