The famous charts of mythical sea and land monsters by Sebastian Munster in beautiful colours. With fantastic fishes and lobsters attacking boats and each other. Above a smaller strip with various deer, bears and snakes.
The monsters are derivative from the Carta Marina of 1539 by Olaus Magnus which is preserved in two copies only. The chart gives a unique view of Renaissance attitudes toward the unknown lands beyond the civilized world.
From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder. The sheet was published 1574 by Heinrich Petri in Basel. Verso a small map centred on Transylvania.
|Title||Mörwunder und seltzame thier, wie die in Mitnächtigen ländern gefunden werden|
|Publisher, Year||Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574|
|Plate Size||26.0 x 34.5 cm (10.2 x 13.6 inches)|
|Sheet Size||33.5 x 40.5 cm (13.2 x 15.9 inches)|
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