Description nouvelle du pais d'Espaigne

Sebastian Münster (*1489 - 1552)
Antique woodcut map of Spain - Portugal. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1552.

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Description

Early woodcut map of Spain and Portugal by Sebastian Münster. With the islands Majorca and Minorca. From the French edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, published between 1552 and 1568 by Heinrich Petri in Basel. The woodblock of this map was used first in Münster's Geographia Universalis in 1540.

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CartographerSebastian Münster
TitleDescription nouvelle du pais d'Espaigne
Publisher, YearHeinrich Petri, Basle, 1552-68
Plate Size26.7 x 34.4 cm (10.5 x 13.5 inches)
Sheet Size31.0 x 39.7 cm (12.2 x 15.6 inches)

Condition

Very good condition.

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 map of Spain - Portugal. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1552.

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