Large, early woodcut view of Sélestat in the Bas-Rhin department by Sebastian Munster on the full double sheet. Title and a description of the city on verso. From the German edition of Sebastian Munster's Cosmography, titled Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder, published 1574 by Heinrich Petri in Basel.
Small torn off in upper margin repaired. Some soiling. Good condition.
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: Schletstatt etwan ein Dorff des Heyligen Römischen Reichs aber jetzund ein zierlich Statt.
Antique woodcut town view of Selestat, Bas-Rhin, Alsace. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.
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