Auction 116, Lot 712

"Das Heilig Landt mit Auszcheilung der Zwolff Geschlechter", Munster/Petri

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Cosmographia Universalis

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.3 x 12.2 inches
36.3 x 31 cm

Classic woodblock map of the region showing numerous towns along the fertile coast and mountains, rivers and lakes. The map is based on the cartography of Ortelius with flourishing calligraphy filling much of the empty space on the map, as is characteristic of the Petri editions. Title is engraved at top, outside the neatline. Two text blocks within the map provide descriptions of Judea and Jordan. German text and illustration on verso.

References: Laor #532.

Condition: A

Bit of minor foxing along centerfold.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/20/2006

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