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Auction 116, Lot 448

"Das Kunigreich Engellandt mit dem Anstossenden Reich Schottlandt so vor Zeiten Albion und Britannia haben Geheissen", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1540 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia Universalis

Color: Black & White

13.5 x 9.8 inches
34.3 x 24.9 cm
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This early and unusual portrayal has north oriented to the left of the map. The woodblock map is filled with exaggerated topographical features with large castles denoting the cities. This map was a great improvement over previous maps of the region and showed for the first time several city names. At upper left is a key to the Latin and English place names. The flags of both England and Scotland are shown. This is the German edition of the map originally titled Anglia II Nova Tabula. German text on verso contained in an architectural illustration.

References: Shirley (BI) #107; Moreland & Bannister pp.196-7.

Condition: A

Early impression with some tears and small loss in blank margins.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/20/2006