Auction 110, Lot 636

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

Subject: Africa

Period: 1580 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Black & White

6.2 x 5 inches
15.7 x 12.7 cm

Small woodblock map of the continent depicting 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 illustrations on the verso.

References: Norwich #5.

Condition: B

Lightly toned with some show-through of text on verso. Small tear with loss in bottom blank margin, repaired with archival tape.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 3/2/2005