Auction 149, Lot 539

"Transsylvania XXI Nova Tabula", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Romania

Period: 1562 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographiae Universalis...

Color: Hand Color

13.4 x 10.5 inches
34 x 26.7 cm

This attractive woodblock map covers the region of present-day Romania that was then the heartland of the Saxon community in southern Transylvania. The map graphically depicts the mountains, rivers and forests and locates numerous towns. A large distance scale is at bottom and the title is in the top margin. This map only appears in a few editions of Munster's Cosmographia, and is therefore uncommon. Latin text with a lovely woodcut engraving on verso.


Condition: A

Excellent impression and color with a professionally repaired tear that enters 1" into image at bottom right. A chip in bottom blank margin along centerfold has been repaired with old paper.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $220

Closed on 5/21/2014