Auction 99, Lot 427

"Das Heilig Landt mit Auszcheilung der Zwolff Geschlechter", Munster/Petri

Subject: Holy Land

Period: 1588 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographen

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Unobtrusive spot in bottom cartouche, else very fine with attractive later color. Slight show through of text on verso.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $210

Closed on 6/12/2002

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