Wittenberg in Obern Sachsen / Wittenburg

Sebastian Münster (*1489 - 1552)
Antique woodcut town view of Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

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Description

Early woodcut view of Wittenberg in Saxony-Anhalt. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder, on the full page. The sheet was published 1574 by Heinrich Petri in Basel.

Details

CartographerSebastian Münster
TitleWittenberg in Obern Sachsen / Wittenburg
Publisher, YearHeinrich Petri, Basle, 1574
Plate Size12.4 x 15.5 cm (4.9 x 6.1 inches)
Sheet Size33.7 x 20.8 cm (13.3 x 8.2 inches)
ReferenceBachmann, F.: Die Alten Städtebilder, No. 2330

Condition

A very good copy. Small tear in margin.

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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Antique woodcut town view of Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

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