Die Statt Sitten sampt zweyen Schloessern und Bischofflichen Kirchen, Valeria genannt.

Sebastian Münster (*1489 - 1552)
Antique woodcut town view of Sion, Sitten, Valais. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

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Description

Large, early woodcut view of Sion (Sitten) by Sebastian Munster on the full double sheet. With coat of arms and two cartouches. Verso description of the city. 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
TitleDie Statt Sitten sampt zweyen Schloessern und Bischofflichen Kirchen, Valeria genannt.
Publisher, YearHeinrich Petri, Basle, 1574
Plate Size20.2 x 29.2 cm (8.0 x 11.5 inches)
Sheet Size33.7 x 41.3 cm (13.3 x 16.3 inches)
ReferenceBachmann, F.: Die Alten Städtebilder, No. 1978

Condition

Excellent 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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Sebastian Münster: Die Statt Sitten sampt zweyen Schloessern und Bischofflichen Kirchen, Valeria genannt..
Antique woodcut town view of Sion, Sitten, Valais. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

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