Auction 119, Lot 700

"Tabula Europae VI", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Italy

Period: 1542 (circa)

Publication: Cosmography

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13 x 10 inches
33 x 25.4 cm

This is a nice Ptolemaic map of Italy including Corsica and parts of Sardinia and Sicily. Typical of the period, the map shows only the rivers and major cities with rope-like mountain ranges. A flaming Mount Aetna is depicted in Sicily. Large cartouches with Latin text describing the region fill the Mediterranean and a ship sails in the Adriatic Sea. Latin text and woodcut illustration on verso.

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Condition: B

Worm tracks along centerfold have been repaired with some facsimile in the text cartouche.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $475

Closed on 5/9/2007

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