Lot 517 of 576:
Munster map of Arabia 1578  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$240
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Syria, Cypern, Palestina, Mesopotamia, Babylonia, Chaldea, und zweth Arabia, mit Bergen, Wassern und Stetten
Author:
M√ľnster, Sebastian
Place:
Basel
Publisher:
Date:
1578
Description:

Woodcut map. 25.5x34.5 cm (10x13½") plus title at top.

Woodblock map covering the region from the Mediterranean (with Cyprus prominently shown) to the Persian Gulf, and from southern Turkey to the Red Sea. The map is presented in the Ptolemaic style with rope-like mountain ranges and prominent rivers. Details include ancient place names and biblical sites. A nomadic encampment is shown in the Arabian desert. There are a few flaws in the printing block which can also be observed in other examples of the map. German text on verso within historiated decorative border.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Toning to the map, remnant of mounting tape on the verso around the edges; about very good.
 
Item number:
271936
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