Antique map of the Peloponnese, Messenia, Methoni. Printed in Nuremberg by Fürst in 1638.

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Cooper engraved view of Methonion the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece from D. Meisner "Sciographia Cosmica" printed 1638 in Nuremberg. With Latin and German aphorism and a sailing boat.


CartographerDaniel Meissner
TitleModon in Morea
Publisher, YearFürst, Nuremberg, 1638
Plate Size10.0 x 15.0 cm (3.9 x 5.9 inches)
Sheet Size15.3 x 18.5 cm (6.0 x 7.3 inches)


Minor waterstained in right margin.


Daniel Meissner was born 1585 in Komotau, Bohemia and lived in Frankfurt Sachsenhausen after he finished his education. His most important work was Thesaurus Philo-Politicus, a collection of cityviews beside the well known works of Merian, Braun & Hogenberg and Münster. First published 1623 by Eberhard Kieser (Frankfurt, 1583-1631) titled Thesaurus Philo-Politicus. Das ist: Politisches Schatzkästlein guter Herren unnd bestendiger Freund with total 52 views. Followed by the second edition between 1624 and 1631 with 416 views and finally the third edition 1638-43 with new title Sciographia cosmica by Paulus Fürst (Nuremberg, 1608-66) with around 830 views. The engravings of cities, villages, monasteries and castles showing the places before Thirty Years' War and have high source relevance. He died in 1625.

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Antique map of the Peloponnese, Messenia, Methoni. Printed in Nuremberg by Fürst in 1638.

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