"Die Erst General Tafel, Die Beschreibung und den Circkel des Gantzen Erdtrichs und Meers Innhaltende", Munster/Petri
Period: 1588 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
14.2 x 12 inches
36.1 x 30.5 cm
An oval woodcut "modern" world map, based on Ortelius. Surrounded by a floral & vine leaf pattern and two strapwork cartouches which contain German text. The interesting cartographic features of the map include a huge southern continent and a Northern Passage (both Northwest and Northeast) to Asia. The gothic German title is in the upper margin.
References: Shirley #163.
Restoration of a couple of tears along centerfold and a few filled wormholes with recent color.