Auction 135, Lot 549

"New Griechenlandt mit andern anstoffenden Landern wie es zu unsern zeiten beschriben ist", Munster/Petri

Subject: Greece

Period: 1588 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.4 x 12.3 inches
36.6 x 31.2 cm

This double-page woodblock map of Greece and the Aegean Sea has been slightly revised from Munster's original map of the region. It now extends to show the 'boot heel' of Italy and shows less of western Turkey. Major rivers are named and mountains are depicted in typical Ptolemaic fashion. There is a descriptive text box at lower left and a tiny oared ship sails in the Adriatic Sea. German title on verso.

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Condition: A

A tiny worm hole in the text box has been professionally filled.

Estimate: $230 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/16/2011

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