Auction 129, Lot 842

"Das Their Rhinoceros genannt", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Animals

Period: 1578 (published)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Hand Color

6 x 4 inches
15.2 x 10.2 cm

This unusual woodblock is from a German edition of Munster's monumental history of the world. It is a rather fanciful, and at the same time a surprisingly accurate depiction of a rhinoceros. On verso is another illustration of soldiers riding an elephant. On a full sheet (8.2" x 13.2") with text below.


Condition: A

Lightly toned with some minor damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/23/2009