Auction 121, Lot 710

"Das Heilig Landt mit Ausztheilung der Zwolff Geschlechter", Munster/Petri

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1588 (circa)


Color: Black & White

14.25 x 12.1 inches
36.2 x 30.7 cm

Classic woodblock map of the region showing numerous towns along the fertile coast and mountains, rivers and lakes. Flourishing calligraphy fills much of the empty space on the map, as is characteristic of the Petri editions. The cartography is after Ortelius. Title is engraved at top, outside the neatline. Two text blocks within the map provide descriptions of Judea and Jordan.

References: Laor #532.

Condition: A

There are a couple unobtrusive printer's creases and some light toning. Top of centerfold has a paper cast repair.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/26/2007