Catalog Archive
Auction 99, Lot 475

"La Description d'Affricque selon les Divers Pais. Animaux & Monstres Horribles", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Africa

Period: 1550 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia Universalis

Color: Black & White

6.2 x 5 inches
15.7 x 12.7 cm

Small woodblock map of the continent excluding the Horn of Africa and the Cape of Good Hope, and concentrating on the many kingdoms of Central and North Africa. It depicts the Nile's origins in twin lakes located near the Motes Lunae. On a sheet of French text with a woodcut illustration on the verso of the wild animals purportedly found on the continent (including a unicorn).

References: Norwich #5.

Condition: A+

Very crisp impression with insignificant light soil in margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/12/2002