Auction 125, Lot 645

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

Subject: Greece

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 10 inches
34.3 x 25.4 cm

This double-page woodblock map of Greece and the Aegean Sea has been slightly revised from Munster's original map of the region. It now extends to show the 'boot heel' of Italy and shows less of western Turkey. Major rivers are named and mountains are depicted in typical Ptolemaic fashion. There is a descriptive text box at lower right and a tiny oared ship sails in the Adriatic Sea. German title on verso.

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Condition: B+

Slight show through of text on verso with some faint scattered foxing.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/24/2008

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