Weissenburg mit umbligender Landtschaffe auff das allerfleissigest nach aller...

Sebastian Münster (*1489 - 1552)
Antique woodcut town view of Wissembourg, Alsace. Printed in Basle by Petri in 1580.

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Description

Original old coloured woodcut view of Wissembourg in Alsace by Sebastian Münster. From a German edition of the "Cosmographey". Showing the city from birdeye perspective with many surrounding details, even gallows with two hanging figures is shown. Small woodcut view, grape-vine and German text on verso.

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CartographerSebastian Münster
TitleWeissenburg mit umbligender Landtschaffe auff das allerfleissigest nach aller Gelegenheit Contrafehtet.
Publisher, YearPetri, Basle, 1580
Plate Size26.3 x 37.5 cm (10.4 x 14.8 inches)
Sheet Size37.2 x 43.0 cm (14.6 x 16.9 inches)

Condition

Minor browning, fine 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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Sebastian Münster: Weissenburg mit umbligender Landtschaffe auff das allerfleissigest nach aller Gelegenheit Contrafehtet..
Antique woodcut town view of Wissembourg, Alsace. Printed in Basle by Petri in 1580.

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