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Auction 92, Lot 238

"Europa das ein Drittheil der Erden nach Gelegenheit unserer Zeit Beschrieben", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Europe

Period: 1578 (published)

Publication: Cosmographia Universalis

Color: Black & White

13.5 x 10 inches
34.3 x 25.4 cm
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Very unusual woodblock map with north oriented at the bottom of the sheet. Mountains, forests, rivers and towns fill the land and in the Atlantic Ocean there is a large sailing ship. Sebastian Munster was the first to make individual maps of each continent, and this map is from that series. German text and lovely panel of woodblock illustrations on verso.

References: Potter, p. 98.

Condition: B

Scattered tiny worm holes (some filled) and toned on fold.

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/13/2000