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  ATLASES 

MUNSTER, Sebastian. [Early edition of Munster's Geographia]
Geographia Universalis, Vetus et Nova, Complectens Claudiii Ptolemaei Alexandrini Enarrationis Libros VIII. Basle, Henri Petri, 1545, Latin text edition. Folio, contemporary limp vellum, lacking ties; title & pp, (x) (index) + (xxxiv)(Liber I) + 195, 54 double-page maps with woodblock and text on recto. Titlepage from an earlier edition; 4pp. Patched to fill mss. ink burn, otherwise a clean, dark-imprint example on strong paper.
The third Latin edition of Munster's' version of Ptolemy's Geography, first published five years before. It contains 27 Ptolemaic maps and 26 modern maps, 12 of which were new blocks; however. with three maps dropped and three replaced, there are only six more than the previous edition. Among the new maps are Scandinavia after Olaus Magnus and Bohemia, which Nordenskiöld describes as the 'first map on which the different religious and political conditions of a country are denoted'. The map of America is in its second state, with only the map number in the title altered. NORDENSKIOLD COLLECTION: II, 213; BURDEN: 12.
[Ref: 13956]    £19,000.00 ($25,574 • €21,641 rates)


  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 ($1,817 • €1,538 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 ($673 • €570 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 ($168 • €142 rates)


  AFRICA 

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 ($269 • €228 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 ($1,481 • €1,253 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 ($1,245 • €1,054 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 ($269 • €228 rates)


 Greece 

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 ($431 • €364 rates)


 Italy 

MUNSTER, Sebastian. [16th Century woodcut map of Italy]
[Italia.] Basle, c.1552. Latin text edition. Coloured. Woodcut, image size 75 x 130mm, set in text.
A diagrammatic map of Italy, with only five cities marked.
[Ref: 7449]    £150.00 ($202 • €171 rates)


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