Auction 116, Lot 414

"Europa das ein Drittheil der Erden nach Gelegenheit unserer Zeit Beschrieben", Munster/Petri

Subject: Europe

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Cosmographia Universalis

Color: Hand Color

14.3 x 12.2 inches
36.3 x 31 cm

Handsome woodblock map of Europe including Iceland and a bit of Greenland. The mythical islands of Brasil and Demar are included in the Atlantic. Mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, and major cities are depicted. Several sea monsters and ships fill the seas. This is Petri's revised map of Europe, replacing Munster's original version that had south oriented at the top of the map. German text and illustration on verso.


Condition: B

Small repaired worm track in bottom margin. Minor show through of text on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/20/2006