Auction 117, Lot 791

"Africa mit seinen befundern Landern…", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Africa

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Cosmography

Color: Hand Color

6.3 x 5 inches
16 x 12.7 cm

Strongly engraved woodblock map of the continent depicting the Nile's origins in twin lakes originating in the Motes Lunae, or Mountains of the Moon, based on Ptolemy's account of the region. It excludes the Horn of Africa and the Cape of Good Hope, but many kingdoms of central and north Africa are shown. On a sheet (8.3 x 13.3") of German text. Two Gothic illustrations on the verso, including one of a man being roasted on a spit.

References: Norwich #5.

Condition: A

Light foxing in margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200


Closed on 12/6/2006