Catalog Archive
Auction 95, Lot 10

"Die Erst General Tafel, Die Beschreibung und den Circkel des Gantzen Erdtrichs und Meers Innhaltende", Munster/Petri

Subject: World

Period: 1588 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographen

Color: Black & White

14.2 x 12 inches
36.1 x 30.5 cm
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An lovely oval woodcut "modern" world map, based on Ortelius. Surrounded by a floral & vine leaf pattern and two strapwork cartouches containing German text. The gothic German title is in the upper margin. The interesting cartographic features of the map include a huge southern continent and a Northern passage (both Northwest and Northeast) to Asia.

References: Shirley #163.

Condition: A

A very fine impression of this map with faint toning along centerfold and a fold separation in bottom margin.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $950

Closed on 6/13/2001