Auction 149, Lot 537

"Moscovia", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Western Russia

Period: 1558 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographiae Universalis

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.4 x 6.8 inches
16.3 x 17.3 cm

Woodblock map of European Russia, including part of present-day Ukraine. Moscow is prominently featured at center and the map is filled with graphic representation of the rivers, mountains, forests, cities and tent encampments with a bull roaming the countryside. On a full sheet of Italian text (7.8 x 12.2"), published between 1558-75.

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Condition: A

A fine, dark impression with minor toning and foxing confined to blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $170

Closed on 5/21/2014

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