Ptolemy Farm Animals ostrich crow rooster 1628 Munster Cosmography rare print
Ptolemy Farm Animals ostrich crow rooster 1628 Munster Cosmography rare print Ptolemy Farm Animals ostrich crow rooster 1628 Munster Cosmography rare print
$ 62.00

Untitled.

(Ptolemy observing the heavens and stars, Farm Animals, Ostrich, Rooster, Munster Cosmography).

Issued 1628, Basel by Sebastian Munster.

Charming little early 17th century wood cut print from the famous monumental work Cosmography. A delightful woodcut image of the ancient scholar Ptolemy observing the sky while reading a book and writing his geographic treatises.

Provides a fascinating glimpse into the Early Modern World.

Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. Text as always on reverse.

Sheet measures c. 12 1/4" H x 7 3/4" W.

Cartographic Reference(s):
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3.

[R20826].