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SOLD Meerwunder und seltzame

Code: 77942    

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  • Date: c. 1550
  • Condition: A
  • Colour: Hand Colour
  • Size: 26 x 35.0 cms

A famous chart of mythical sea monsters. Munster's plate of monsters of both land and sea, taken from Olaus Magnus' "Carta Marina" of 1539, with abundant tusks, horns, and twin-spouts. One vignette shows a galleon trying to outrun one monster by throwing their cargo overboard, while one sailor takes a sight with a musket. Ortelius also adapted many of the monsters for use on his map of Iceland, 1587. One of the most sought after of all 16th century curiosities.

In fair condition with some loss at the margins replaced.
SOLD Meerwunder und seltzame