Auction 130, Lot 807

"Das Their Rhinoceros genannt", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Natural History, Animals

Period: 1578 (published)

Publication: Cosmographey

Color: Black & White

Size:
10.5 x 6 inches
26.7 x 15.2 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 surprisingly accurate depiction of a rhinoceros. On verso is another illustration of soldiers riding an elephant.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $170

Closed on 12/2/2009

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