Catalog Archive
Auction 90, Lot 10

"Die erst General Tafel die Beschreibung…",

Subject: World

Period: 1588 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographen

Color: Hand Color

14.2 x 12 inches
36.1 x 30.5 cm

An lovely oval woodcut "modern" world map, based on Ortelius. Surrounded by a floral & vine leaf pattern and two strapwork cartouches containing German text. The gothic German title is in the upper margin. Ref: Shirley #163. Nice impression with attractive later coloring in the 16th century style. Margin of left bottom corner expertly replaced with facsimile of neatline and several wormholes filled throughout. Margins soiled. $1100 RESERVE


Condition: B

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,600

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 3/15/2000