Antique Maps by Bernhard von Breydenbach (*1440 - 1497)

Bernhard von Breidenbach (Breidenbach), 1456 enrolment in Erfurt as Dr. jur., canon in Mainz, 1477-91 treasurer of the secular city court, 1483-84 pilgrimage to Jerusalem and to Sinai, the description, with beautiful woodcuts provided by Erhard Reuwich, published 1486 in a German and Latin print and widely distributed. (Deutsches Literatur-Lexikon: Francke, Saur 1968)
  • Bernhard von Breydenbach:  Modon

    Erhard Reuwich, Peter Schoeffer, Mainz, 1486

    Large realistic woodcut view of Methoni on the southwestern end of the Peloponnese. From the earliest printed travel guide 'Terram Sanctam Peregrinatio' by Bernard of Breydenbach, printed in Mainz...

    1486 - Bernhard von Breydenbach

    Antique woodcut town view of Methoni, Peloponnes. Printed in Mainz by Erhard Reuwich, Peter Schoeffer in 1486.

  • Bernhard von Breydenbach:  Parens - Von der statt Parentz und andere anstossende stett.

    Peter Drach, Speyer, 1486 [1505]

    Very early old coloured woodcut view of Porec (Parenzo) on the west coast of the Istrian peninsula in Croatia. From the earliest printed travel guide Peregrinatio in Terram Sanctam by Bernhard...

    Parens - Von der statt Parentz und andere anstossende stett.
    1486 - Bernhard von Breydenbach

    Old coloured woodcut town view of Croatia, Istria, Parenzo, Porec. Printed in Speyer by Peter Drach in 1505.

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