Auction 103, Lot 296

"Tabu. Moderna Hungariae, Poloniae, Russiae, Prussiae, & Valachiae", Waldseemuller/Fries

Subject: Eastern Europe

Period: 1535 (circa)


Color: Black & White

14.2 x 10.8 inches
36.1 x 27.4 cm

Interesting map of the region dominated by convoluted mountain ranges. This woodcut map from the blocks of Laurent Fries is based on the work of Waldseemuller. This edition was edited by Michael Servetus, the martyr executed by the Calvins in 1553 for heresy. The Latin title and text on verso includes a border and ornamentation attributed to Hans Holbein.


Condition: B

Nice impression with a couple of binding holes at centerfold, as is common with this issue.

Estimate: $500 - $550


Closed on 6/11/2003