Auction 122, Lot 659

"New Griechenlandt mit andern anstoffenden Landern wie es zu unsern zeiten beschriben ist", Munster/Petri

Subject: Eastern Mediterranean

Period: 1550 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.6 x 10 inches
34.5 x 25.4 cm

An early double-page woodblock map of Greece, the Aegean Sea and western Turkey. It locates Athens, Constantinople, Arcadia, Crete, Rhodes, Bursa (Byrsa), and more, extending to show part of the Black Sea. Troy (Troia) is on the coast near Lesbos Island. Major rivers are named and mountains are shown in typical Ptolemaic fashion. Title panel on verso is surrounded by a bird's-eye city view.

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Condition: B+

A good impression on a sound sheet with some almost invisible stains.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/5/2007

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