Antique Maps by Sebastian Münster (*1489 - 1552)

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.
  • Sebastian Münster:  Ptolemaisch General Tafel, begreiffend die halbe Kugel der Welt

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 (1574)

    Early Ptolemaic woodcut world map by Sebastian Münster. With a surround of clouds and wind-heads. Title on verso surrounded by a beautiful woodcut border. From the German edition of Sebastian...

    Ptolemaisch General Tafel, begreiffend die halbe Kugel der Welt
    1540 - Sebastian Münster
    11322

    Ptolemaic woodcut world map by Sebastian Munster. Published by Heinrich Petri in Basel in 1574.

    1 450,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Das Kunigreich Engelland, mit dem anstossenden Reich Schottland, so vor zeiten Albion und...

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 (1574)

    Early, unusual woodcut map of England, oriented to the East. Sebastian Munster's map was the first separately printed map of England and a landmark in the history of British maps. The map...

    Das Kunigreich Engelland, mit dem anstossenden Reich Schottland, so vor...
    1540 - Sebastian Münster
    11330

    Antique woodcut map of England. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    980,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Italia mit Dreien furnemsten Inseln, Corsica, Sardinia und Sicilia.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 (1574)

    Early woodcut map of Italy by Sebastian Münster. Showing Italy with the Islands Sardinia, Sicily and Corsica. With Dalmatia in the East. The title on verso is surrounded by a beautiful woodcut...

    Italia mit Dreien furnemsten Inseln, Corsica, Sardinia und Sicilia.
    1540 - Sebastian Münster
    11332

    Antique woodcut map of Corsica, Sicily, Sardinia. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    750,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Die Statt Rufach mit sampt dem Schloß Isenburg / auffs fleissigest nach jetziger Gelegenheit...

    Petri, Basle, circa 1550

    Original woodcut view of Rouffach in Alsace by Sebastian Münster. From a German edition of the "Cosmographey". Showing the city from birdeye perspective and the Castle Isenburg with many...

    Die Statt Rufach mit sampt dem Schloß Isenburg / auffs fleissigest nach...
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    10480

    Antique woodcut town view of Rouffach, Alsace. Printed in Basle by Petri circa 1550.

    90,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Die Statt Rufach mit sampt dem Schloß Isenburg / auffs fleissigest nach jetziger gelegenheit...

    Petri, Basle, 1550

    Original woodcut view of Rouffach in Alsace by Sebastian Münster. From a German edition of the "Cosmographey". Showing the city from birdeye perspective and the Castle Isenburg with many...

    Die Statt Rufach mit sampt dem Schloß Isenburg / auffs fleissigest nach...
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    10483

    Antique woodcut town view of Rouffach, Alsace. Printed in Basle by Petri in 1550.

    120,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Schlettstatt / etwann ein Dorff deß H. Römischen Reichs: aber jetz ein zierliche Statt.

    Petri, Basle, 1550

    Original old woodcut view of Sélestat in Alsace by Sebastian Münster. From a German edition of the "Cosmographey". Showing the city from birdeye perspective with birds, animals and a figure carring...

    Schlettstatt / etwann ein Dorff deß H. Römischen Reichs: aber jetz ein...
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    10485

    Antique woodcut town view of Selestat, Alsace. Printed in Basle by Petri in 1550.

    95,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Gallie oder Franckreichs beschreibung nach aller seiner gelegenheit...

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1550

    Early antique map of France by Sebastian Münster. On the full text sheet. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, published in 1550 by Heinrich Petri in Basel.

    Gallie oder Franckreichs beschreibung nach aller seiner gelegenheit...
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    12584

    Antique woodcut map of France. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1550.

    70,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Von den Inseln

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1550

    Early woodcut map of the Greek islands of Delos, Rhodes, Alone, Thera, Sicilia and Therasia. With two sailing ships and several sea monsters. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's...

    Von den Inseln
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    12588

    Antique woodcut map of Greece. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1550.

    150,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Von Der Statt Und Dem Königreich Pego / Von der Insel Sumatra

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1550

    Small woodcut view of Bago in Myanmar (formerly Pego). On verso, a depiction of a nutmeg tree in Sumatra.From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, titled Cosmographey oder...

    Von Der Statt Und Dem Königreich Pego / Von der Insel Sumatra
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    12595

    Antique woodcut town view of Bago, Myanmar. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1550.

    70,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Von Stetten Mauritanie / Von den Löwen und irer Natur

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1550

    Early small woodcut view of Mauritania. On verso a depiction of a lion.From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, titled Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder ,...

    Von Stetten Mauritanie / Von den Löwen und irer Natur
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    12596

    Antique woodcut town view of Lion, Mauritania. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1550.

    70,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  [Nile River delta] / Bacchus

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1550

    Early woodcut map of the Nile River delta by Sebastian Münster. Shows the Mediterranean coast with parts of the Gulf of Suez. With Alexandria in the West, Cairo with the Pyramids of Giza in the...

    [Nile River delta] / Bacchus
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    12597

    Antique woodcut map of the Nile River. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1550.

    180,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Babylon, Memphis, Alkair

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1550

    Early small woodcut view of Cairo in Egypt. On verso a depiction of Queen Cleopatra with snake.From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, titled Cosmographey oder...

    Babylon, Memphis, Alkair
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    12598

    Antique woodcut town view of Cairo, Egypt. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1550.

    100,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Die Tafel gibt ein kleine anzeigung... / Von Jerusalem...

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1550

    Early woodcut map of the Holy Land with Cyprus. On the full page. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, titled Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder , published 1550 by...

    Die Tafel gibt ein kleine anzeigung... / Von Jerusalem...
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    12599

    Antique woodcut map of Cyprus, Israel. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1550.

    290,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Cyprus

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1550

    Early woodcut map of Cyprus. On the full page. The map of the island is a reduction of that of Matheo Pagano in all its geographical features, but only three place names are marked: Nicosia,...

    Cyprus
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    12600

    Antique woodcut map of Cyprus. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1550.

    350,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Lydia oder Meonia

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1550

    Early woodcut view of the ancient city of Sardis, the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Lydia, today the western part of Anatolia. The woodcut shows the destroyed city after an earthquake. From the...

    Lydia oder Meonia
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    12602

    Antique woodcut town view of Sardis, Lydia. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1550.

    60,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  [Asia Minor]

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1550

    Early woodcut map of Turkey. On lower right with Cyprus. On the full sheet. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, titled Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder ,...

    [Asia Minor]
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    12603

    Antique woodcut map of Asia Minor. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1550.

    250,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Die Heilige Statt Jerusalem...

    Petri, Basle, 1550

    Early woodcut view of Jerusalem by Sebastian Münster. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, titled Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder , published 1550 by Heinrich...

    Die Heilige Statt Jerusalem...
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    12605

    Antique woodcut town view of Jerusalem. Printed in Basle by Petri in 1550.

    350,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Constantinopel des Griechischen Keyserthumbs hauptstatt im land Thracia am Moere gelegen

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1550

    Large, early woodcut view of Constantinople, today Istanbul, by Sebastian Munster on the full double sheet. Decorated with many ships. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography,...

    Constantinopel des Griechischen Keyserthumbs hauptstatt im land Thracia...
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    12606

    Antique woodcut town view of Istanbul, Constantinople. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1550.

    450,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Figur und Gestalt des Theatri oder Spilhaus, so vor Zeiten zu Veron ist gewesen / Theatrum...

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1550

    Large, early woodcut view of the Verona Arena by Sebastian Munster on the full double sheet. Title and a description of the city on verso. From the German edition of Sebastian Munster's...

    Figur und Gestalt des Theatri oder Spilhaus, so vor Zeiten zu Veron ist...
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    12607

    Antique woodcut town view of Verona Arena. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1550.

    140,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Europa das ein Drittheil der Erden, nach gelegenheit unsern zeiten.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1550

    16th Century Woodcut Map of Europe.One of the earliest printed maps of the European continent. Curiously oriented to the south. Shows the continent from Constantinople and Greece in the east...

    Europa das ein Drittheil der Erden, nach gelegenheit unsern zeiten.
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    12610

    Coloured woodcut map of the European continent. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1550.

    1 200,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Geographiae Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini, Philosophi ac Mathematici praestantissimi, Libri...

    Henricus Petri, Basle, 1552

    The Geographia of Ptolemaeus with the magnificent woodcut maps of Sebastian Münster. With 27 Ptolemaic maps (World, 10 Europe, 4 Africa, 12 Asia) and 27 new maps drawn by Sebastian Münster and...

    Geographiae Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini, Philosophi ac Mathematici...
    1552 - Sebastian Münster
    12144

    Sebastian Münster's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia with 54 woodcut maps, published by H. Petri 1552 in Basel.

    22 500,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Description nouvelle du pais d'Espaigne

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1552-68

    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...

    Description nouvelle du pais d'Espaigne
    1552 - Sebastian Münster
    12403

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

    350,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Le portraist de la ville de Metz auec la declaration de beaucoup d'edifices.

    Petri, Basle, circa 1570

    Original old woodcut view of Metz in Lorraine by Sebastian Münster. From a French edition of the "Cosmographey". Showing the siege of the city from birdeye view. French text on verso.

    Le portraist de la ville de Metz auec la declaration de beaucoup...
    1570 - Sebastian Münster
    10477

    Antique woodcut town view of Metz, Lorraine. Printed in Basle by Petri circa 1570.

    60,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  [Griechenland nach seinen Land-Schafften und eigenschafften.]

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early, attractive woodcut map of Greece. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, titled Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder , published 1574 by Heinrich Petri in Basel.

    [Griechenland nach seinen Land-Schafften und eigenschafften.]
    1574 - Sebastian Münster
    11316

    Antique woodcut map of Greece. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    200,00 €
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