Lot 515 of 576:
Woodcut Europe, 1578, south at the top  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$300
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Europa das ein Drittheil der Erden nach gelegenheit unserer zeiten
Author:
Münster, Sebastian
Place:
Basel
Publisher:
Date:
[1578]-
Description:

Woodcut map. 26x34.5 cm (10¼x13½").

Uncommon and unusual map of Europe, with south at the top of the sheet, north at the bottom. Mountains, forests, rivers and towns fill the land and in the Atlantic Ocean there is a large sailing ship. German text on verso in an ornate woodblock frame. The impression is a bit weak.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
A little creasing and a few short tears in margins; very good.
 
Item number:
271927
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