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Auction 94, Lot 328

"[Lot of 2] Tabula Europae II [and] Hispania III Nova Tabula", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Spain and Portugal

Period: 1545 (published)


Color: Black & White

13.4 x 10.2 inches
34 x 25.9 cm
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Fascinating pair of woodblock maps. First shows the Iberian Peninsula, according to Ptolemy and the classic texts, filled with Roman and ancient placenames. While recognizable, the peninsula is considerably narrower. The second map is the ‘modern’ map, which still falls quite short of the actual topography, though cities and rivers are well depicted.


Condition: A

Light soil and worm holes in margins, both crisp impressions.

Estimate: $600 - $650

Sold for: $475

Closed on 3/7/2001