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Auction 115, Lot 629

"Asia wie es Jetziger Zeit nach den Furnemesten Herrschafften Abgetheilet und Beschriben ist", Munster/Petri

Subject: Asia

Period: 1588 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographey Oder Beschreibung…

Color: Hand Color

14.5 x 13 inches
36.8 x 33 cm

Woodblock map based on Ortelius' 1570 map of Asia, which was the standard map of Asia for more than forty years. Petri added it to Munster's Cosmographia from 1588 onwards, probably in an effort to compete with Ortelius' great atlas.

References: Yeo #9.

Condition: B

Old repairs along centerfold with a few printer's creases.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/21/2006