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  ASIA 

MUNSTER, Sebastian. [The first printed map of Asia]
Die Lander Asie nach irer gelegenheit bisz in Indiam werden in diser Tafel verzeichnet. Basle: Henri Petri, 1560, German text. Coloured woodcut, printed area 270 x 345mm. One tiny hole.
Munster's map of modern Asia, published in the 'Cosmographia Universalis. Much of the information for this map came from Portuguese sources, indicated by the presence of their Indian colonies Cambay, Goa, Calicut and Kannur. However further east Munster has had to return to Marco Polo's account, written in prison in 1298, for China and the 'Archipelago of 7448 Islands', the Philippines. Ptolemy's 'Taprobana' is now Sumatra rather than Sri Lanka. At the bottom of the map Zanzibar is an island south-east of Madagascar. Decorating the seas is a huge fish and a twin-tailed mermaid.
[Ref: 17590]    £1,350.00 ($1,779 • €1,511 rates)


 Turkey 

MUNSTER, Sebastian. [A 16th century prospect of Constantinople]
Constantinopel... Basle, c.1560, German text. Coloured woodcut, printed area 290 x 390mm, set in text.
A mapof Istanbul, presented as a bird's-eye view, with the important buildings shown in profile, with a disregard for perspective.
[Ref: 17677]    £500.00 ($659 • €560 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [Woodblock map of Turkey]
[Asia minor - Turkey] Basle, c.1618. Coloured woodcut. Map area 135 x 180mm set in text.
A small format map of Turkey set in German letterpress text.
[Ref: 15459]    £125.00 ($165 • €140 rates)


  AFRICA 

MUNSTER, Sebastian. [Early woodblock map of Africa]
Africa, Libya, Morenland mit allen Künigreichen... Basle, c.1578, German text edition. Coloured woodcut, printed area 270 x 340mm.
Munster's famous map of Africa, with a one-eyed giant seated over Nigeria, representing the mythical tribe of the 'Monoculi', and an elephant filling southern Africa. Also marked are several kingdoms, including that of Prester John, and 'Meroë', the mythical tombs of the Nubian Kings. The large text box contains a guide for sailing from Cadiz to Calecut in India. NORWICH: 2.; BETZ: Map 3, variant 15.
[Ref: 17676]    £1,250.00 ($1,648 • €1,399 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [Woodblock antique map of Africa]
Africa... Basle, c.1615, German text edition, Woodcut, printed area 130 x 160mm, set in a page of text.. Small repaired tear in lower margin.
Munster's smaller antique map of Africa, without the Horn of Africa and Cape of Good Hope. On the verso is a small woodcut of natives warming themselves at a fire. NORWICH: 5.
[Ref: 8618]    £200.00 ($264 • €224 rates)


  LONDON 
 London Maps 

MUNSTER, Sebastian. [Early woodblock plan of London]
Londinum Feracis: Ang. Met. Basle, 1628, German edition. Coloured. Woodcut map, printed area 245 x 360mm.
An early map of London derived from the Braun & Hogenberg map, surveyed c.1560, so one of the earliest depictions of the city. HOWGEGO: 6, first issued 1598.
[Ref: 17693]    £1,100.00 ($1,450 • €1,231 rates)


  EUROPE 
 Scandinavia 

MUNSTER, Sebastian. [An Early Woodcut map of Scandinavia]
Gemeine beschreibung aller mittnachtige lender - Schweden, Gothen, Norwegien, Deñmarck etc. Basle, Heinrich Petri, 1578, German text edition. Woodcut, Printed area 260 x 345mm.
The second of three blocks used by Munster for Scandinavia (from 1542-88), based on the 'Carta Marina' of Olaus Magnus, 1539. Being greatly reduced from the original there are few names. On verso is a title within decorative printed borders. GINSBERG: Septentionalium Regionem, 13.
[Ref: 13754]    £925.00 ($1,219 • €1,035 rates)


 Malta 

MUNSTER, Sebastian. [Early woodblock map of Malta & Gozo]
[Melita.] Basle c.1580, with German text. Woodcut map, printed area 120 x 80mm, set in a page of text. A very good example.
Malta and Gozo, set in a page of text, from the 'Cosmographia oder beschreibung Aller Länder..'
[Ref: 15668]    £200.00 ($264 • €224 rates)


 Greece 

MUNSTER, Sebastian. [16th century woodblock map of Greece]
New Greichen landt mit andern anstossenden ländern wie es zu unsern zeiten beschriben ist. Basle, c.1588. 320 x 360mm.
Munster's modern map of Greece and the Ægean. ZACHARAKIS: 2439/1580.
[Ref: 14232]    £380.00 ($501 • €425 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [Greece, the Ægean and western Turkey]
New Greichenland mit andern anstossenden ländern wie es zu unsern zeiten beschriben ist. Basle, c.1588, 270 x 345mm.
Munster's modern map of Greece, the Egean and western Turkey ZACHARAKIS: 2439/1580.
[Ref: 7446]    £320.00 ($422 • €358 rates)


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