Auction 90, Lot 40

"Die Eigentliche und Warhafftige Gestalt der Erden und des Meers. Cosmographia Universalis",

Subject: Ancient World

Period: 1581 (circa)

Publication: Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae

Color: Black & White

Size:
14.2 x 10.5 inches
36.1 x 26.7 cm

Woodblock map of the three continents of the Old World with their principal cities and major geographical features. A bit of South America is shown in lower left, and a landmass is shown in the approximate location of Australia but marked "India Meridonalis". The oceans are fully engraved and dotted with sea monsters. Ref: Shirley #143. Strong impression of this curious, early map. Two fingernail size pieces of paper have been professionally replaced at centerfold with a tiny bit of facsimile to lettering.

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Condition: B

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

Sold for: $900

Closed on 3/15/2000

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