Early woodcut map of the Balkan by Sebastian Munster. Showing Croatia and Slovenia with parts of Austria and Bosnia. The title on verso is surrounded by a beautiful woodcut border. From the German edition of Sebastian Munster's Cosmography, titled Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder, published 1574 by Heinrich Petri in Basel.
Two tiny worm holes in lower margin around centrefold. A very good copy on excellent paper.
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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Antique woodcut map of Dalmatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Croatia. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.
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