Description: Fourth Latin edition of Sebastian Münster, translated by Willibald Pirckheimer, folio (310 x 202mm.), woodcut portrait of Ptolemy on verso of title, 52 (of 54) double-page woodcut mapsheets, all on guards, woodcut device on verso of last leaf, contemporary blindstamped half pigskin over wooden boards, catches, one clasp only, early annotations in red ink and to map 37,
lacking maps 33 and 34, minor worming,
a few minor tears or stains, left leaf of map 5 becoming detached
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Literature: Nördenkiold Collection 2:215; Philips,
Atlases 370; Shirley 92; Burden 12, 13
Provenance: Johann Sigismundus Ulrici, ("Ex Bibliotheca Waltheriana. Libris Suis adtribuit Johannes Sigismundus Ulrici, Architectus"), manuscript annotation to title; Samuel Walther, manuscript annotations, including to pastedowns, blanks and recto of front free endpaper; Jules Remy, ownership inscription to verso of front free endpaper
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