Auction 116, Lot 622

"Die Siebenburg so man sunst auch Transsylvaniam nennt", Munster/Petri

Subject: Romania

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Cosmographia Universalis

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.3 x 12.2 inches
36.3 x 31 cm

Woodblock map covering the region of present-day Romania that was then the heartland of the Saxon community in southern Transylvania. The map graphically depicts the mountains, rivers and forests and locates hundreds of tiny villages. A large distance scale is at bottom and the title is in the top margin. German text and illustration on verso.

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Condition: B

Faint toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/20/2006

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