Auction 114, Lot 377

"Septentrionales Regiones XVIII No. Tab.", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Arctic and Scandinavia

Period: 1545 (circa)

Publication: Geographia Universalis

Color: Black & White

15 x 11 inches
38.1 x 27.9 cm

Munster's version of Olaus Magnus' great map (1539) of Scandinavia and the North Atlantic, which was the first to correct the Ptolemaic geography of the region. The region is graphically depicted with the numerous fiords and lakes. Iceland and the islands of Tyle, Fare and Hetlad are shown in the North Atlantic. The northern part of Scotland is shown with the peculiar hooked eastward extension familiar from Ptolemy’s maps.

References: Ginsberg # 12; Mickwitz & Miekkavaara (Nordenskiold) #215-46.

Condition: A

Sharp impression with very faint toning along fold.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 3/1/2006