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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 ($24,358 • €21,128 rates)


  ASIA 
 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 ($641 • €556 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 ($256 • €222 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 ($1,410 • €1,223 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 ($1,186 • €1,029 rates)


 Northern Italy 

MUNSTER, Sebastian. [16th Century Prospect of Parma]
Der Statt Parma... Basle, c.1550, German edition. Woodcut, image size 270 x 330mm.
Decorative bird's-eye view of Parma, within a decorative border.
[Ref: 11599]    £260.00 ($333 • €289 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [Pavia]
Papia. Basle, Henri Petri, c.1560, French text edition. Woodcut, map size 105 x 180mm, set in a page of text.
A bird's-eye view of Pavia, published in Munster's 'Cosmography'. On verso is another view of Padova.
[Ref: 12830]    £170.00 ($218 • €189 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [Genova]
Der Schonen und weicherhumpten Statt Genua Abconcrafatur. Basle, c.1590. German edition. Woodcut, image size 135 x 400mm. Centerfold restored.
An early and very interesting bird's-eye view of the city of Genoa set in text, with an extensive key and text beneath.
[Ref: 8633]    £270.00 ($346 • €300 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [Genova]
[Genoa.] Basle, c.1590. German edition. Woodcut, image size 125 x 155mm.
An early and very interesting bird's-eye view of the city of Genoa set in text, published in the 'Cosmographia'.
[Ref: 10736]    £200.00 ($256 • €222 rates)


 Italian Islands 

MUNSTER, Sebastian. [16th century woodcut map of Sardinia]
Sardinia Insula. Basle c.1560, German edition. Coloured woodcut, image size 280 x 160mm.
An attractivce map of Sardinia, published in the 'Cosmographia'. On verso is a view of a town being destroyed by an earthquake.
[Ref: 8726]    £300.00 ($385 • €334 rates)


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