Noua Graecia secundum omnes eius regiones & prouincias citra ultra & Hellespontum

Sebastian Münster (*1489 - 1552)
Coloured woodcut map of Turkey. Printed in Basle by Petri circa 1550.

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Beautiful coloured woodcut map of Greece with the western part of Turkey. From an edition of "Cosmographiae Universalis" by Sebastian Münster.

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CartographerSebastian Münster
TitleNoua Graecia secundum omnes eius regiones & prouincias citra ultra & Hellespontum
Publisher, YearPetri, Basle, circa 1550
Plate Size27.0 x 34.5 cm (10.6 x 13.6 inches)
Sheet Size31.0 x 39.5 cm (12.2 x 15.6 inches)
ReferenceNordenskiöld II, 80

Condition

Minor creases, one tiny worm hole

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: Noua Graecia secundum omnes eius regiones & prouincias citra ultra & Hellespontum.
Coloured woodcut map of Turkey. Printed in Basle by Petri circa 1550.

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