Auction 117, Lot 501

"La Descrizzion della nazion Germanica", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Central Europe

Period: 1560 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.5 x 10 inches
34.3 x 25.4 cm

Interesting woodblock map with north oriented to the bottom of the map. The map depicts the region from Germany and The Netherlands through Austria and the Burgundy region of France. There are quite a few place names, including Praga, for Prague in Bohemia, shown in a circle of trees. In the North Sea the bow of a ship appears, powered by oarsmen. Italian text on verso.

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Condition: B

Toned on centerfold, with a couple of light spots.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/6/2006

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