"Die Erst General Tafel, Die Beschreibung und den Circkel des Gantzen Erdtrichs und Meers Innhaltende", Munster/Petri
Period: 1598 (published)
Color: Hand Color
14.3 x 12 inches
36.3 x 30.5 cm
This is an oval woodcut "modern" world map, based on Ortelius. It is surrounded by a floral & vine leaf pattern and two strapwork cartouches containing German text. The gothic German title is in the upper margin. The interesting cartographic features of the map include a huge southern continent and a Northern Passage (both Northwest and Northeast) to Asia. German text on verso.
References: Shirley #163.
An old paper repair in bottom text block and a bit of light foxing, else very good.