Attractive woodcut map showing Italy with Corsica, Sardinia and Sicilia. From a German edition of Cosmographia from Sebastian Munster.
Little weak, small hole in upper margin and small tears in lower margin. Overall very good condition.
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: Italia mit dreyen furnemesten Inseln, Corsica, Sardinia, und Sicilia.
Coloured woodcut map of Italy. Printed in Basle circa 1550.
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