Auction 125, Lot 449

"Das Under Buch Beschreibung Engellandts und Schottlandts", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Britain

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Black & White

Size:
6.7 x 9.8 inches
17 x 24.9 cm

This charming woodblock map of Britain is based on the Mercator-Ortelius outline and focuses primarily on England and Wales as the northern part of Scotland and the western part of Ireland are cut off by the borders. Only major cities are located and the topography is simplified. A small ship sails in the North Sea. German text on verso with a medallion of Queen Mary I.

References: Shirley (MCC-94) #148, plt. 32.

Condition: B+

The paper is toned with minor damp stains in margins that barely encroach into the map.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/24/2008

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