Auction 96, Lot 399

"[Terra Santa on verso]", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1558 (published)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Black & White

6.6 x 10.3 inches
16.8 x 26.2 cm

Very interesting woodblock map of the Holy Land and Cyprus, covering from southern Turkey to the Nile Delta. The map is very graphic, almost in a pictorial style with a sea monster and a boat shown in the Mediterranean. Two inset panels of Latin text, one set within a cartouche. An illustration of Moses and the Ten Commandments on verso.

References: Laor #528.

Condition: A

Slight foxing and tiny worm hole in margin.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/12/2001