Auction 151, Lot 547

"Tabula Europae V", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Southern Europe

Period: 1550 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Hand Color

13.3 x 10.2 inches
33.8 x 25.9 cm

This is a nice Ptolemaic map of southern Europe extending west to the Rhine River, north past the Danube River and east to include a portion of the Balkans. Typical of the period, the map shows only the rivers and major cities with rope-like mountain ranges. A large cartouche with Latin text describing the region fills the Mediterranean. In the Tyrrhenian Sea is a sea nymph riding a large dolphin. Latin text and woodcut illustration on verso.


Condition: B+

An excellent impression with attractive color, light toning along the centerfold, and two small worm holes along the centerfold just above the sea monster.

Estimate: $550 - $700


Closed on 11/19/2014