Auction 122, Lot 538

"Hispania nach aller seiner gelegenheit in Bergen…", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Spain & Portugal

Period: 1550 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13.5 x 10 inches
34.3 x 25.4 cm

This early woodcut map of Spain and Portugal dominated by ropelike Ptolemaic mountain ranges. A number of cities are named, including Lisbon, Cartagena, Catalona and many more. The major roads are also indicated, and a block of German text is located at the lower right. Title on verso is beautifully embellished with biblical figures and symbols.


Condition: B

A good impression on a sheet with a small slit on the centerfold. The margins have some stains and a couple of chips, with a little loss of the left margin. Still an attractive piece that would frame well.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/5/2007