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Coloured woodcut map of Cyprus, Israel, Palestine. Printed in Basle by Petri circa 1550.

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Attractive coloured woodcut map showing the Holy Land with Cyprus. With a ship and a sea monster. From a Latin edition of Cosmographia by Sebastian Munster.


CartographerSebastian Münster
Title[Holy Land, Cyprus]
Publisher, YearPetri, Basle, circa 1550
Plate Size26.3 x 17.0 cm (10.4 x 6.7 inches)
Sheet Size27.3 x 18.2 cm (10.7 x 7.2 inches)


Some losses in the image on upper and lower side. Backed on thicker paper. Still good impression.


Sebastian Münster was born 1489 in Ingelheim (Pfalz). First being a Franciscan, he became Professor for Theology, Hebrew and Mathematics after he converted to Protestantism in 1529. He became one of the most influencing geographers of the sixteenth century. His Cosmographia, published in 1544, spread geographical knowledge wide over Europe. It was issued in nearly 40 editions and 6 languages. Münster was the first cartographer publishing each known continent on a separate map. His second important work was the Geographia, a new edition of Ptolemys Geographia. He died May 1552 in Basel on Black Death.

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Sebastian Münster: [Holy Land, Cyprus].
Coloured woodcut map of Cyprus, Israel, Palestine. Printed in Basle by Petri circa 1550.

Holy Land - Münster, Sebastian - [Holy Land, Cyprus]

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