Auction 150, Lot 409

"Vo den Britannischen Inseln Albione / das ist Engelland und Hibernia…", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Britain

Period: 1572 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Hand Color

5.4 x 3.3 inches
13.7 x 8.4 cm

Simple yet evocative miniature woodblock Ptolemaic map showing a broad outline of the British Isles with no detail other than the location of the cities of Edinburgh and Dover. Wales is depicted as a narrow-necked peninsula and Scotland veers to the east in Ptolemaic fashion. The map is on a full sheet of German text measuring 7.5 x 11.8".

References: Shirley (BI to 1650) #51.

Condition: A

Marginal soiling.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/17/2014