Maps, Spain, Canary Islands, fortunate Islands, dog islands, Muenster
No title. Group of islands. Text in German: "Canarien oder hunds inseln" (DOG ISLANDS - Canis
Canary Islands / Kanarische Inseln
Published in "Cosmographia" by Sebastian Muenster (1488-1552). German edition
Sebastian Muenster writes about the Canary Islands: ""Insulae Fortunatae (The Happy Islands) are now called Canary Islands or Dog Islands - Latin: Canis = Dog), because the indigenous people possess so many dogs"
The name Dog Islands did not last very long, however.
Light general age toning. Reverse side with a woodcut showing a man breaking a large rock of salt into pieces.
Island image: 6,8 x 13,5 cm (ca. 2.7 x 5.3")
Page size: 29,5 x 19 cm (ca. 11.6 x 7.5")