Auction 116, Lot 558

"Eyfalia", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Germany

Period: 1557 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia Universalis

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.3 x 10 inches
16 x 25.4 cm

Woodblock map that details the valleys of the Mosel and Rhine Rivers in Rhineland-Palatinate and Westphalia. The towns of Bonn, Cologne, Boppard, and many more all have small building icons to indicate size. North is toward the bottom. Text on verso and a terrific illustration of a huge sea monster devouring a man.

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Condition: A

Crisp impression on hand laid paper with full margins. Some text show-through as is normal for these maps.

Estimate: $120 - $140

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/20/2006

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