Contrafestung der Statt Famagusta

Sebastian Münster (*1489 - 1552)
Antique woodcut town view of Famagusta. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

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Description

Early woodcut view of Famagusta, Cyprus. On the full page. Based on the view of Braun and Hogenberg of 1572. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, titled Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder, published 1574 by Heinrich Petri in Basel.

Details

CartographerSebastian Münster
TitleContrafestung der Statt Famagusta
Publisher, YearHeinrich Petri, Basle, 1574
Plate Size12.4 x 15.6 cm (4.9 x 6.1 inches)
Sheet Size33.7 x 20.9 cm (13.3 x 8.2 inches)
ReferenceStylianou, A. & J.: The History of the Cartography of Cyprus, No. 22 (fig. 26).

Condition

A very good copy. Strong impression.

Cartographer

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 town view of Famagusta. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

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