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Sebastian Münster:  Les Marins Monstres, Et Terrestres ... [Munster's Famous Chart of Sea Monsters]

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Title: Les Marins Monstres, Et Terrestres ... [Munster's Famous Chart of Sea Monsters]

Map Maker: Sebastian Münster

Place / Date: Basle / 1550 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 13.5 x 11.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $2,200.00

Inventory ID: 49623


Description:

One of the Most Famous 16th Century Charts of Mythical Sea Monsters.

Munster's plate of monsters of both land and sea, is taken from Olaus Magnus' "Carta Marina" of 1539

The chart includes monsters 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 sight with a musket.

Abraham Ortelius also adapted many of the monsters from Magnus and Munster, for use on his map of Iceland in 1587.

One of the most sought-after of all 16th Century curiosities. 


Condition Description: Lower right margin restored, not affecting printed image. Light soiling of the top edge.


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