Schwaben und Bayerlandt darbey auch Begriffen werden Schwartzwald, Otenwald, und Nordgow.

Sebastian Münster (*1489 - 1552)
Coloured woodcut map of Swabia, Bavaria, Baden-Wurttemberg. Printed in Basle circa 1550.

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Early, attractive woodcut map covering the southern part of Germany around Ulm. Covering the area beween the Lake Constance, Strasbourg, Bamberg and Passau, oriented to the South. From a German edition of Cosmographia from Sebastian Munster.

Details

CartographerSebastian Münster
TitleSchwaben und Bayerlandt darbey auch Begriffen werden Schwartzwald, Otenwald, und Nordgow.
Publisher, YearBasle, circa 1550
Plate Size27.0 x 34.0 cm (10.6 x 13.4 inches)
Sheet Size32.0 x 39.3 cm (12.6 x 15.5 inches)

Condition

Minor soiling in margin, fine conditions.

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: Schwaben und Bayerlandt darbey auch Begriffen werden Schwartzwald, Otenwald, und Nordgow..
Coloured woodcut map of Swabia, Bavaria, Baden-Wurttemberg. Printed in Basle circa 1550.

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