Auction 128, Lot 768

"Syria, Cypern, Palestina, Mesopotamia, Babylonia…", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Middle East

Period: 1578 (published)

Publication: Cosmographia oder beschreibung Aller Lander…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 10 inches
34.3 x 25.4 cm

This attractive woodblock map covers the region from the Mediterranean (with Cyprus prominently shown) to the Persian Gulf, and from southern Turkey to the Red Sea. The map is presented in the Ptolemaic style with rope-like mountain ranges and prominent rivers. Details include ancient place names and biblical sites. A nomadic encampment is shown in the Arabian desert. German text and gothic design on verso.

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Condition: A+

The fold has been professionally reinforced.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $190

Closed on 5/20/2009

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