Early, attractive woodcut map of Spain and Portugal in beautiful handcolour. From a German edition of Cosmographia from Sebastian Munster.
Completely back with Japan paper for preservation reason. Small upper and lower margin. Very good conditions.
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: Hispanien nach aller seiner Gelegenheit, in Bergen, Stetten, Völckern, Königreichen, Wässern und Inseln.
Coloured woodcut map of Spain - Portugal. Printed in Basle circa 1550.
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