Auction 107, Lot 502

"Affricae Tabula Nova", Munster/Petri

Subject: Africa

Period: 1580 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographiae Universalis

Color: Black & White

14.2 x 12.2 inches
36.1 x 31 cm

From the new set of maps Petri introduced into Munster's Cosmographia, this map is based on the work of Ortelius. The coastline is very jagged with prominent bays, and large lakes dot the interior. The eastern coastline of Brazil is also depicted. Block style title cartouche. Two tiny ships and a sea monster decorate the map. German title in top margin and on verso is a bit of text with a large woodblock illustration.

References: Norwich #14; Tooley (AF) #40.

Condition: B

Couple of small spots. Expert repair in bottom margin.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000


Closed on 6/9/2004