1550 Münster - Tabula Europae II (Iberia)

SOLD: Lovely mid-16th century woodblock map of the Iberian Peninsula

Title:

Tabula Europae II

Map maker:

Sebastian Münster, Cosmographiae Universalis...

Place and Year:

Basel, c. 1550

Dimensions:

35.3 x 26.2 cm (13.9 x 10.3 in)

Technique:

Woodblock printing

Coloring:

Hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

Early woodblock map presenting the Iberian peninsula according to Ptolemy and the classic texts. It is filled with Roman and ancient place names. While recognizable, the peninsula is considerably narrower.

Verso text: Latin. Bear watermark.

CONDITION NOTES

A clean and bright example with one minor centerfold separation that has been archivally repaired.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00031

REFERENCES

Shirley (BL Atlases) T.MUN-1c #4.

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