Auction 115, Lot 662

"Das Heilig Landt mit Ausztheilung der Zwolff Geschlechter", Munster/Petri

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1588 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14 x 12 inches
35.6 x 30.5 cm

Classic woodblock map of the region showing numerous towns along the fertile coast and mountains, rivers and lakes. Flourishing calligraphy fills much of the empty space on the map, as is characteristic of the Petri editions. The cartography is after Ortelius. Title is engraved at top, outside the neatline. Two text blocks within the map provide descriptions of Judea and Jordan.

References: Laor #532.

Condition: B

Map is generally clean and bright, with a couple spots above lower border near centerfold. A little color bleed to verso.

Estimate: $230 - $300

Sold for: $210

Closed on 6/21/2006

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