Clive A. Burden LTD. Rare Maps, Antique Atlases, Books and Decorative Prints

The Mapping of North America

Mr. Philip D. Burden‚Äč
P.O. Box 863,
Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks HP6 9HD,
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 76 33 13

A fascinating sixteenth century woodblock map of Britain centred primarily on England and Wales, but including Scotland albeit at a curious angle and the eastern part of Ireland. The major towns and cities are located and the main rivers are featured. A sailing vessel is in the North Sea. With German text on verso containing a medallion of Queen Mary I. Although Shirley cites the first issue of this map as 1578 it has since been found in the 1574 German edition. Provenance: acquired from Doreen Green, 1991; private English collection. Shirley, R.W. (BI to 1650) no. 122 (incorrectly placing its first issue at 1578); Shirley (2004) T.Mun 1l.
MUNSTER, Sebastian

Beschreibung Engellandts und Schottlandts

Henri Petri, Basel, 1574-[88]
250 x 170 mm., good condition.
Stock number: 10579


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