1588 Münster - Europa das ein Drittheil der Erde nach gelegenheit unserer zeit beschrieben...

1588 Münster woodcut and letterpress map of Europe

Title:

Europa das ein Drittheil der Erde nach gelegenheit unserer zeit beschrieben...

Map maker:

Sebastian Münster, Cosmographia

Place and Year:

Basel, c. 1588

Dimensions:

30.6 x 36.1 cm (12.0 x 14.2 in)

Technique:

Woodblock printing

Coloring:

Hand color

Condition Rating:

VG+

900.00
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DETAILS

Lovely example of Münster's final map of Europe, from a German edition of Münster's Cosmographia, one of the most influential geographical works of the 16th century. The map includes sea monsters, sailing ships, and fishing boats. It shows pictorial mountains and forests and elegant calligraphic lettering of regions and places.

This charming map was published in the 1588 edition of Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographia. Münster was the first to introduce a separate map for each of the four then-known continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, America).

CONDITION NOTES

Minor chips in the margins, otherwise excellent.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00197

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