Auction 145, Lot 639

"Corsica", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Corsica

Period: 1578 (published)

Publication: Cosmographia oder beschreibung Aller Lander…

Color: Black & White

Size:
3.1 x 4.9 inches
7.9 x 12.4 cm

This small woodblock map, set into a sheet of German text (8 x 12.8"), is one of the earliest available maps of the island of Corsica. The map shows the ports and cities and is surrounded by ships and fierce sea monsters.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #158-73.

Condition: B+

Lightly toned with one small spot in map and a damp stain in bottom blank margin, far from map.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/12/2013

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