Catalog Archive
Auction 125, Lot 813

"La Description d'Affricque selon les Divers Pais. Animaux & Monstres Horribles", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Africa

Period: 1550 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographiae

Color: Hand Color

6.3 x 5 inches
16 x 12.7 cm

This small woodblock map of the continent excludes the Horn of Africa and the Cape of Good Hope. It concentrates on the many kingdoms of Central and North Africa and depicts the Nile's origins in twin lakes located near the Motes Lunae. On a sheet of French text with a woodcut illustration on the verso of the wild animals purportedly found on the continent (including a unicorn).

References: Norwich #5.

Condition: A+

Nice impression and lovely later coloring.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/24/2008