Asia 1558-68 Munster Cosmography lot x 10 leaves dragons monsters cannibalismBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
Issued 1558-68, Basel by S. Munster.
Nice lot of ten (10) mid-16th century woodblock prints on leaves from this monumental and famous compendium. All the images and text are related to non-European locations, most areas within the broad area then known as Asia. All leaves printed on both sides as seen in video.
Numerous remarkable images including dragons, seahorse and fantastical three headed creatures, someone being roasted, chopping up a person into parts, a view of what seems to be labelled Mecca, a camel, birds including a giant bird battle, sailing ship, part-human walking creature, ant, horse, etc.
All are visually attractive, mostly clean and nice condition, some old light dampstaining along some edges, any age flaws or condition issues are relatively minor and easy to forgive or overlook.
Sheets all measure c. 12" x 7 1/2".