"Die Erst General Tafel, Die Beschreibung und den Circkel des Gantzen Erdtrichs und Meers Innhaltende", Munster/Petri
Period: 1588 (circa)
Color: Black & White
14.2 x 12 inches
36.1 x 30.5 cm
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.
A very fine impression of this map with faint toning along centerfold and a fold separation in bottom margin.