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Munster, S. Europa/das ein Drietheil der Erden

Lot 0183 Details

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Munster, Sebastian
Europa/das ein Drietheil der Erden/nach gelegenheit unsern zeiten
1540
Woodcut, old coloured
Printed area: 34 x 27 cm; 13.4 x 10.7 in

Sebastian Munster's woodcut of the European continent was first issued in Munster's Geographia and later on in Cosmographia. The map is probably the earliest acquirable map devoted to the European continent as a whole, extending as far as Russia and including parts of Scandinavia. Produced well before the convention of placing the north at the top was established, the map has a south-up orientation.

From the Legendary Vladi Collection of Historical Maps which includes 280 examples of the finest quality antique maps brought to auction with proceeds benefiting MapAction, an organization that uses maps and technology to aid those in disaster-stricken areas. Each map is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the consignor.

Condition: Center fold, markings upper and lower left corner, light foxing and staining along margin, text on verso.

This item will be shipped from Hamburg, Germany. Shipping details are to be coordinated with our recommended shipper
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Munster, S. Europa/das ein Drietheil der Erden

Estimate $1,700 - $2,200
Sep 23, 2020
Starting Price $850
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0183: Munster, S. Europa/das ein Drietheil der Erden

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Est. $1,700 - $2,200Starting Price $850
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Lot 0183 Details

Description
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Munster, Sebastian
Europa/das ein Drietheil der Erden/nach gelegenheit unsern zeiten
1540
Woodcut, old coloured
Printed area: 34 x 27 cm; 13.4 x 10.7 in

Sebastian Munster's woodcut of the European continent was first issued in Munster's Geographia and later on in Cosmographia. The map is probably the earliest acquirable map devoted to the European continent as a whole, extending as far as Russia and including parts of Scandinavia. Produced well before the convention of placing the north at the top was established, the map has a south-up orientation.

From the Legendary Vladi Collection of Historical Maps which includes 280 examples of the finest quality antique maps brought to auction with proceeds benefiting MapAction, an organization that uses maps and technology to aid those in disaster-stricken areas. Each map is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the consignor.

Condition: Center fold, markings upper and lower left corner, light foxing and staining along margin, text on verso.

This item will be shipped from Hamburg, Germany. Shipping details are to be coordinated with our recommended shipper

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