Auction 129, Lot 651

"Neuw Griechenlandt mit andern anstossenden Landern wie es zu unsern zeiten beschriben ist", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Greece

Period: 1550 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Hand Color

13.5 x 10 inches
34.3 x 25.4 cm

An early double-page woodblock map of Greece, the Aegean Sea and western Turkey. It locates Athens, Constantinople, Arcadia, Crete, Rhodes, Bursa (Byrsa) and more, extending to show part of the Black Sea. Troy (Troia) is on the coast near Lesbos Island. Major rivers are named and mountains are shown in typical Ptolemaic fashion. Title panel on verso is surrounded by an engraved city view.

References: Zacharakis #1579.

Condition: A

Crisp impression and attractive old color. A couple of binding holes in the blank margins have been repaired.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/23/2009