Auction 116, Lot 691

"Asia wie es Jetziger Zeit nach den Furnemesten Herrschafften Abgetheilet und Beschriben ist", Munster/Petri

Subject: Asia

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Cosmographia Universalis

Color: Hand Color

14.3 x 12.2 inches
36.3 x 31 cm

Handsome woodblock map based on Ortelius' 1570 map of Asia, which was the standard map of Asia for more than forty years. Petri added it to Munster's Cosmographia from 1588 onwards, probably in an effort to compete with Ortelius' great atlas. The title is in the top margin and a text box describes the region. German text and illustration on verso.

References: Yeo #9.

Condition: B

Light foxing along centerfold with an old paper repair on bottom fold.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/20/2006