Woodcut map of Greece by Sebastian Münster. The map has early colour which is rare for a Seb. Münster map. Showing Greece with western Turkey. The title on verso Graciae. New Griechenlandt / so jetz zu dieser zeit die Türcken ist. (Graciae. New Greece - actually occupied by the Turks) with a beautiful coloured woodcut vignette. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, titled Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder, published from 1588 by Heinrich Petri in Basel.
Some overall browning, especially on verso. Rare old colour.
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: New Griechenlandt, mit andern anstossenden Ländern, wie es zu unsern zeiten beschriben ist..
Old coloured woodcut map of Greece. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri circa 1588.
Greece - Münster, Sebastian - New Griechenlandt, mit andern anstossenden...