Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 17

"Die Erst General Tafel, Die Beschreibung und den Circkel des Gantzen Erdtrichs und Meers Innhaltende", Munster/Petri

Subject: World

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Cosmographia

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.

Condition: B

An old paper repair in bottom text block and a bit of light foxing, else very good.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,600

Sold for: $1,900

Closed on 3/6/2007