"Die Erst General Tafel, Die Beschreibung und den Circkel des Gantzen Erdtrichs und Meers Innhaltende", Munster/Petri
Period: 1598 (published)
Color: Hand Color
14.3 x 12 inches
36.3 x 30.5 cm
This oval woodcut world map appeared in the later editions of Munster's Cosmographia. The map of the "modern" world is based on Ortelius' map of 1570. It is surrounded by a floral and vine leaf pattern and two strapwork cartouches containing German text. The gothic German title is in the upper margin. Interesting cartographic features of the map include a huge southern continent and a Northern Passage (both Northwest and Northeast) to Asia. German text and illustration on verso.
References: Shirley #163.
There is some professional paper restoration in the blank margins, which are lightly soiled. Minor show-through of the text on verso.