Auction 93, Lot 293

"Asia wie es Jetziger Zeit nach den Furnemesten Herrschafften Abgetheilet und Beschriben ist", Munster/Petri

Subject: Asia

Period: 1588 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia Universalis

Color: Black & White

14.2 x 12.1 inches
36.1 x 30.7 cm

Woodblock map based on the Ortelius "Asia Nova Descriptio" [1570], which was the standard map of Asia for more than forty years. Petri added it to Munster's Cosmographia from 1588 onwards, probably in an effort to compete with Ortelius' great atlas.

References: Yeo #9.

Condition: A

Minor show through of German text on verso. Japanese tissue repairs of a couple of small tears in the margins.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $350

Closed on 12/6/2000