Auction 133, Lot 378

"Das Under Buch Beschreibung Engellandts und Schottlandts", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Britain

Period: 1588 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.7 x 9.8 inches
17 x 24.9 cm

This charming woodblock map of Britain is based on the Mercator-Ortelius outline and focuses primarily on England and Wales as the northern part of Scotland and the western part of Ireland are cut off by the borders. Only major cities are located and the topography is simplified. A small ship sails in the North Sea. German text on verso.

References: Shirley (MCC-94) #149, plt. 32.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/1/2010

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