Auction 139, Lot 475

"Description de la Germanie", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Central Europe

Period: 1560 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Black & White

13.5 x 9.8 inches
34.3 x 24.9 cm

Interesting woodblock map with north oriented to the bottom of the map. The map depicts the region from Germany and The Netherlands through Austria and the Burgundy region of France. There are quite a few place names, including Praga, for Prague in Bohemia, shown in a circle of trees. In the North Sea, the bow of a ship appears, powered by oarsmen. French text on verso.


Condition: B+

Light toning along centerfold with a tiny hole in upper blank margin, far from map image, and minor show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $400


Closed on 2/15/2012