Auction 124, Lot 403

"Engellandt mit dem Anstossenden Reich Schottlandt so vor Zeiten Albion und Britannia haben Geheissen", Munster/Petri

Subject: Britain

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Cosmography

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.3 x 12.3 inches
36.3 x 31.2 cm

This woodcut map of Britain is oriented with north to the right following the Mercator/Ortelius outline. It is filled with place names, rivers, hills and lakes, and extends to a portion of Ireland. A sailing ship, fishing boat and several sea monsters fill the seas. Gothic illustration and title on verso.

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Condition: B

The map has some repaired tears, one entering about 1" into the bottom of the map. There is some light staining at top, still an attractive map with later color.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 5/7/2008

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