Auction 97, Lot 14

"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: 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.

Condition: B

Restoration of a couple of tears along centerfold and a few filled wormholes with recent color.

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,700

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 12/5/2001