Auction 116, Lot 799

"Affricae Tabula Nova", Munster/Petri

Subject: Africa

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Cosmographia Universalis

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.3 x 12.2 inches
36.3 x 31 cm

Based on Ortelius’ map of 1570, this map appears in the later editions of Munster's Cosmographia. The woodblock map is elegantly engraved in the style of copper engravings. It depicts the continent with a jagged coastline with several prominent bays. In the interior there are several large lakes, including the twin lake sources of the Nile. The coast of Brazil appears in the lower left corner. Two small ships, a sea monster and a block-style title cartouche decorate the map. German text and illustration on verso.

References: Norwich #14.

Condition: B

Faint toning along centerfold and a bit of minor foxing.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/20/2006

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