Antique woodcut map of the Rhine. Printed in Basle circa 1550.

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Woodcut map showing the Rhein from Strasburg up to Coblenz and Luxembourg. From a Latin edition of Cosmographia from Sebastian Munster.


CartographerSebastian Münster
TitleSecunda Rheni tabula
Publisher, YearBasle, circa 1550
Plate Size26.0 x 34.5 cm (10.2 x 13.6 inches)


Foxing within the map area, slightly waterstained in upper part. Still good impression.


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: Secunda Rheni tabula.
Antique woodcut map of the Rhine. Printed in Basle circa 1550.

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