Auction 103, Lot 38

"Die Eigentliche und Warhafftige Gestalt der Erden und des Meeres. Cosmographia Universalis", Bunting, Heinrich

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1581-1594 (circa)

Publication: Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae

Color: Black & White

14.2 x 10.7 inches
36.1 x 27.2 cm

Woodblock map of the three continents of the Old World with their principal cities and major geographical features. Jerusalem is located at the center of the map. A bit of South America is shown in lower left, and a landmass is shown in the approximate location of Australia marked India Meridonalis. The oceans are fully engraved and filled with sea monsters.

References: Shirley #143.

Condition: C

Toned with a couple of dark spots. Sound paper. Would benefit greatly from a professional cleaning.

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,600


Closed on 6/11/2003