Florentz. Figur und gelegenheit der edlen und hoch berhümpten Statt Florentz.

Sebastian Münster (*1489 - 1552)
Antique woodcut town view of Florence (Firenze). Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

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Description

Large, early woodcut view of the fortified city of Florence (Firenze) by Sebastian Munster on the full double sheet. Decorated with ships on the Arno river. The view is surrounded by an elaborate Gothic border. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, titled Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder, published 1574 by Heinrich Petri in Basel.

Details

CartographerSebastian Münster
TitleFlorentz. Figur und gelegenheit der edlen und hoch berhümpten Statt Florentz.
Publisher, YearHeinrich Petri, Basle, 1574
Plate Size25.8 x 32.8 cm (10.2 x 12.9 inches)
Sheet Size33.5 x 41.1 cm (13.2 x 16.2 inches)
ReferenceBachmann, F.: Die Alten Städtebilder, No. 785/1572

Condition

Excellent condition. Very strong and clear impression.

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 Florence (Firenze). Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

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