Auction 124, Lot 575

"[Middle East]", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1580 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Black & White

6.5 x 7.5 inches
16.5 x 19.1 cm

This graphic woodblock map is centered on the Persian Gulf and focuses on the region's seas, extending from the Black Sea (Pontus Euxin) and the Caspian Sea (Mare Hyrcanum) to the Red Sea (Mare Rubru) and the Indian Ocean (Pelagus Indicum). The mountains ranges are depicted as ropelike chains and the landmasses are simply-named regions. On full page with German text (11 x 6.5").


Condition: A

A dark impression with faint show through of the text on the verso.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/7/2008