Auction 104, Lot 692

"Della Cosmografia universale in un volume raccolta per Sebastiano Munstero…", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Printed Leaves

Period: 1583 (published)


Color: Black & White

8.5 x 12.4 inches
21.6 x 31.5 cm

Large fascicle, approximately 250 pages, from Munster's Cosmogaphy, Italian edition. Includes title page with a famous woodcut representing heaven and earth. Total of about 120 woodblock illustrations of a variety of subjects including medieval occupations, astronomy, heralds, battles, strange creatures and monsters; city views of Trier (double-page), Edinburgh and Geneva; small maps of Europe, France, Spain, Flanders, and a full-page map of Sardinia. A good opportunity to acquire a nice, varied lot of Munster material.


Condition: B

Toned with a bit of damp stains and water damage to last few leaves.

Estimate: $2,400 - $2,500

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 9/10/2003