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Auction 100, Lot 431

"Africa mit seinen befundern Landern…", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Africa

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia Universalis

Color: Black & White

6.2 x 5 inches
15.7 x 12.7 cm
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Small woodblock map of the continent. It depicts the Nile's origins in twin lakes located near the Motes Lunae. It excludes the Horn of Africa and the Cape of Good Hope, but many kingdoms of central and north Africa are shown. On a sheet of German text with a macabre illustration on the verso of a man roasting a headless man on a spit.

References: Norwich #5.

Condition: A

Sharp impression, minor soil in margins, well away from map.

Estimate: $275 - $300

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/12/2002