La Peincture de la Cite de Colmar, et du Pays Circonvoisin.

Sebastian Münster (*1489 - 1552)
Antique woodcut town view of Colmar, Alsace. Printed in Basle by Petri circa 1550.

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Description

Original woodcut view of Colmar in Alsace by Sebastian Münster. From a French edition of the "Cosmographey". Showing the city from birdeye perspective with many surrounding details. French text on verso.

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CartographerSebastian Münster
TitleLa Peincture de la Cite de Colmar, et du Pays Circonvoisin.
Publisher, YearPetri, Basle, circa 1550
Plate Size23.3 x 34.5 cm (9.2 x 13.6 inches)
Sheet Size33.0 x 43.0 cm (13.0 x 16.9 inches)

Condition

Excellent condition.

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 Colmar, Alsace. Printed in Basle by Petri circa 1550.

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