Auction 129, Lot 45

"Universalis Cosmographia", Honter, Jon Coronensis

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1548 (published)

Publication: Gemeiner loblicher Eydgnoschaffer…

Color: Hand Color

6.5 x 4.8 inches
16.5 x 12.2 cm

This scarce, heart-shaped world map is based on Waldseemuller’s important map of 1516 and Apian’s map of 1520. The map reflects Magellan’s reports of the South American continent and the vast Pacific Ocean. The North American coastline is depicted as part of a large island, with a direct route to Asia near the Equator. The woodblock map was cut by Heinrich Vogtherr the Elder and first published in Honter's Rudimenta Cosmographica. It was issued numerous times thereafter in a number of publications up to 1602. On page with German text.

References: Shirley #86.

Condition: A+

Flawless example with fine later color.

Estimate: $1,600 - $2,000

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 9/23/2009