"Bohemiae Nova Descriptio Tabula XVII", Munster, Sebastian
Subject: Czech Republic
Period: 1552 (circa)
Color: Black & White
14.8 x 11.8 inches
37.6 x 30 cm
This woodcut map of Bohemia is oriented with north to the bottom. Prague is shown near the center of the map. The exaggerated mountains and forests are typical of the early woodblock maps. This is an early map to show the encroachment of the Ottoman Empire into Europe. A table describing map symbols, including Hussite and Papal villages, is at the lower right. Latin text on verso marked page 46.
The right and left hand coordinate scales are partially trimmed with a small repair at the upper centerfold. Minor creasing along the centerfold.