Auction 137, Lot 496

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

Subject: Britain

Period: 1588 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Hand Color

6.8 x 11 inches
17.3 x 27.9 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. Scotland is characterized by the sharp eastward bend in the north. 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

Minor show-through of text from verso.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/14/2011