Catalog Archive
Auction 99, Lot 13

"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 that 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

Bright later color. Remargined at bottom with facsimile of neatline.

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,700

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 6/12/2002