Auction 93, Lot 337

"Africa Tertia Pars Terrae", Bunting, Heinrich

Subject: Africa

Period: 1592 (circa)

Publication: Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae

Color: Black & White

13.3 x 10 inches
33.8 x 25.4 cm

A very rare woodcut map of the continent with an unusual shape, tapering to a narrow angle in the south. The map is on the Ptolemaic model with the Nile rising from twin lakes in the Montes Lunas, and several other rivers in western Africa. Various kingdoms and cities are shown throughout. The surrounding seas are engraved in narrow wavy lines and include a sailing ship, merman and a sea-bird.

References: Norwich #17; Tooley (MCC-29) #141.

Condition: A

This is a very dark, early impression. Evenly toned with minor show through of the German text on verso.

Estimate: $850 - $950

Sold for: $800

Closed on 12/6/2000