Die Siebenburg, so man sunst auch Transsylvaniam nennt

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

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Description

Early, attractive coloured woodcut map showing Transylvania today part of Romania. From a German edition of Cosmographia from Sebastian Munster.

Details

CartographerSebastian Münster
TitleDie Siebenburg, so man sunst auch Transsylvaniam nennt
Publisher, YearBasle, circa 1550
Plate Size31.1 x 36.2 cm (12.2 x 14.3 inches)
Sheet Size34.5 x 41.9 cm (13.6 x 16.5 inches)

Condition

Marginal damage around centrefold backed. Fine conditions in beautiful hand colours.

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: Die Siebenburg, so man sunst auch Transsylvaniam nennt.
Coloured woodcut map of Transylvania. Printed in Basle circa 1550.

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