Die erst Tafel, innhaltend das Schweytzerlandt, mit den anstossenden Ländern / Die...

Sebastian Münster (*1489 - 1552)
Coloured woodcut map of the Rhine River. Printed in Basle by Sebastian Henric Petri in 1588.

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Monumental map of the course of the Rhine river. The three-sheet woodcut map showing the Rhine from the headwaters in Switzerland to its mouth in the North Sea. The map on three leaves was first published in the Cosmographia by Sebstian Münster 1588 in Basel. This is the second version of Münster's monumental maps of the river Rhine.

The 3 hand coloured sheets are not joined, the first picture displayed is a computer assembly to show the fit of the leaves. The total size of the map if joined would be 30,7 x 104 cm.

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CartographerSebastian Münster
TitleDie erst Tafel, innhaltend das Schweytzerlandt, mit den anstossenden Ländern / Die ander Tafel des Rheinstroms, begreiffend die Pfaltz, Westereich, Eyfel ec. / Die dritte Tafel des Rheinstroms, innhaltend das Nider Teutschlandt.
Publisher, YearSebastian Henric Petri, Basle, 1588
Plate Size30.7 x 35.7 cm (12.1 x 14.1 inches)
Sheet Size33.5 x 40.5 cm (13.2 x 15.9 inches)
ReferenceStopp, K.: Die monumentalen Rheinlaufkarten aus der Blütezeit der Kartographie

Condition

In the upper margins and in upper centrefolds some worm traces backed. Good 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: Die erst Tafel, innhaltend das Schweytzerlandt, mit den anstossenden Ländern / Die ander Tafel des Rheinstroms, begreiffend....
Coloured woodcut map of the Rhine River. Printed in Basle by Sebastian Henric Petri in 1588.

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