Sale 18BP01 | Lot 55

[MAP] MUNSTER, SEBASTIAN. Group of three maps.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

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Lot 55
[MAP] MUNSTER, SEBASTIAN. Group of three maps.
Consisting of De Novis Insulis, quomodo, quando & per quem illiae inventae sint. Extracted from a Latin text edition of Munster's Cosmographia, 1544 or after. Portion of text leaf with hand-colored woodcut map of Columbus's discoveries, with accompanying descriptive text in Latin. 8 1/4 x 7 3/8 inches (21 x 19 cm). Old mounts on verso in upper corners; Novae Insulae XXVI. Nova Tabula. Extracted from the Latin text edition of Munster's Cosmographia. Basle: 1544. Bifolium, one verso with Latin text pertaining to the map, the other blank. 11 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches (30 x 35 cm); two-page engraved map of the Americas, the second state of this rare map (with the repositioned "Regio Gigantium" name in South America). Tear in lower margin, slight toning along the fold, crude mount at head; Typus Universalis. Extracted from the Latin text edition of Munster's Cosmographia. Basle: 1544. Bifolium, one verso with the title page within woodcut on verso, the other blank. 11 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches (30 x 35 cm); two-page engraved World map showing the Americas at the left, from the first block without the initials of the engraver. Slight toning along the fold, small wormhole in left and right margins, crude mount at head.


Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Sold for $6,250 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Sold for $6,250 (includes buyer's premium)

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