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Auction 195, Lot 666

"[Asia Minor] Tabula Haec Multarum Regionum Situm, quas Quidem Solinus Praesenti hoc Capite & non Nullis Sequentibus Describit, Exprimet", Solinus, Caius Julius

Subject: Middle East & Cyprus

Period: 1538 (published)

Publication: C. Iulii Solini Polyhistor...

Color: Black & White

5.3 x 3.7 inches
13.5 x 9.4 cm
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This scarce woodcut map by Sebastian Munster was published in Solinus' Polyhistor. It depicts Turkey and the Holy Land with ancient place names, exaggerated rivers, and rope-like mountains. On a sheet of Latin text measuring 7.9 x 12.4".

Solinus was a Roman grammarian from the 3rd century who borrowed largely from Pliny's Natural History, reinterpreting it from a geographical perspective.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #285-13.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a bright sheet with minor soiling in the bottom margin.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 11/15/2023