Teütschland mit seinem gantzen begriff und eingeschlossnen landschafften

Sebastian Münster (*1489 - 1552)
Coloured woodcut map of Germany. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri circa 1550.

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Description

Early woodcut map of Germany by Sebastian Münster. Oriented to the South. Showing the region from Croatia in the upper left to Lübeck and Hamburg in the North. Nice woodcut border with the title on verso. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, published around 1550 by Heinrich Petri in Basel.

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CartographerSebastian Münster
TitleTeütschland mit seinem gantzen begriff und eingeschlossnen landschafften
Publisher, YearHeinrich Petri, Basle, circa 1550
Plate Size25.3 x 34.0 cm (10.0 x 13.4 inches)
Sheet Size30.0 x 39.2 cm (11.8 x 15.4 inches)

Condition

Lower corners torn off. Left to upper centrefold strengthened with Japan. Good 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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Coloured woodcut map of Germany. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri circa 1550.

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