Auction 151, Lot 673

"Affrica mit Seinen Befundern Landern/ Theiren/ und Wunderbarlichen Dingen", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Africa

Period: 1572 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographey oder Beschreibung Aller Lander…

Color: Hand Color

6.3 x 5 inches
16 x 12.7 cm

This small woodblock map of the continent excludes the Horn of Africa and the Cape of Good Hope. It concentrates on the many kingdoms of Central and North Africa and depicts the Nile's origins in twin lakes located near the Motes Lunae. On the recto is an image of cannibalism, with a man roasting on a spit. On a full sheet of German text measuring 7.8 x 11.7".

References: Norwich #5; cf. Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #157-121.

Condition: B+

There is marginal soiling, a worm track away from image at bottom right, and a tear that extends 1" into image at bottom that has been partially repaired on verso with archival material.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/19/2014