Sale: 305 / Rare Books, Nov. 13./14. 2006 Lot 590

 
Sebastian Münster - Cosmographia. 1628.


590
Sebastian Münster
Cosmographia. 1628.
Estimate:
€ 4,000 / $ 4,640
Sold:
€ 6,426 / $ 7.454

(incl. 19% surcharge)
[Münster, S., Cosmographia. Das ist: Beschreibung der gantzen Welt ... Jetzo widerumb auffs neüwe ubersehen ... Mit Röm: Kays: Mayst: sonderbaren Freyheitten]. Mit 24 (st. 26) double-page woodcut maps at the beginning (pre text maps), 67 (st. 73) double-page woodcut maps and -plans in the text and c. 1310 (partly rep.) woodcuts in text. [Basel, S. Henricpetri 1628]. Contemp. pigskin overwooden boards on 6 raised bands richly blind and rollstamped as well as brass angle and centre appliques. Folio. 48 (st. 52) unnumbered ll. (pre text maps), 1706 (st. 1748; recte 1606) p.
Burmeister 86. - VD 17 23:230709C. - Sabin 51396. - Last German edition. In comparison to the previous edition from 1614 enlargened by 3 maps and plans in the text as well as more than 350 woodcuts in text and with 25 newly drawn pre text maps. - Lacking at the beginning the copper title by Merian and the typogr. title (with Münster' portrait on the reverse) as well as 10 unnumbered text ll. and 4 ll. with 2 double-page pre text maps; mainly at the end 44 text ll. with 6 views and c. 180 woodcuts in text. - Browned and partly stained and waterstained, partly with varying marginal defects, gutter throughout with some minor worming (first ll. there torn), the last 14 ll. (3 ll. loosened) with cut resp. cutout, very last l. only in fragements. Joints and lower extremity of spine torn, upper extremity of spine with blank spot.




590
Sebastian Münster
Cosmographia. 1628.
Estimate:
€ 4,000 / $ 4,640
Sold:
€ 6,426 / $ 7.454

(incl. 19% surcharge)