"Das Heilig Landt mit Auszcheilung der Zwolff Geschlechter", Munster/Petri
Subject: Holy Land
Period: 1588 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
14.2 x 12.1 inches
36.1 x 30.7 cm
Classic woodblock map of the region showing numerous towns along the fertile coast and mountains, rivers and lakes. Flourishing calligraphy fills much of the empty space on the map, as is characteristic of the Petri editions. Title is engraved at top, outside the neatline. Two text blocks within the map provide descriptions of Judea and Jordan.
Unobtrusive spot in bottom cartouche, else very fine with attractive later color. Slight show through of text on verso.