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.
  • 1540 - Sebastian Münster

    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
    11322

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

    1 250,00 €
  • 1540 - Sebastian Münster

    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...
    11330

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

    980,00 €
  • 1540 - Sebastian Münster

    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.
    11332

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

    750,00 €
  • 1540 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Teütschland mit seinem gantzen begriff und eingschlosznen Landschafften

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 (1574)

    Early woodcut map of Germany by Sebastian Münster. Oriented to the South. Showing the region from Croatia in the upper left to London in the lower right. The title on verso is surrounded by a...

    Teütschland mit seinem gantzen begriff und eingschlosznen Landschafften
    12130

    Coloured woodcut map of Germany. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    300,00 €
  • 1540 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Landtaffel etlicher Göwen des Schwabenlandes ...

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 (1574)

    Early woodcut map of Southern Germany by Sebastian Münster. Shows the region of Swabia between the rivers Altmühl, Danube, Jagst and Brenz with Nördlingen in the center. From the German edition of...

    Landtaffel etlicher Göwen des Schwabenlandes ...
    12333

    Antique woodcut map of Swabia, Bavaria, Baden-Wurttemberg. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    240,00 €
  • 1542 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Tabula Europae IIII

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1542

    Early woodcut map of Germany by Sebastian Münster. Beautiful woodcut border with the title Germaniam Magnam on verso. From Münster's Ptolemy Geographia published in 1542 by Heinrich Petri in Basel.

    Tabula Europae IIII
    12131

    Coloured woodcut map of Germany. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1542.

    300,00 €
  • 1550 - Sebastian Münster

    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...
    10480

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

    90,00 €
  • 1550 - Sebastian Münster

    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...
    10483

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

    120,00 €
  • 1550 - Sebastian Münster

    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...
    10485

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

    95,00 €
  • 1552 - Sebastian Münster

    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...
    12144

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

    22 500,00 €
  • 1552 - Sebastian Münster

    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
    12403

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

    350,00 €
  • 1570 - Sebastian Münster

    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...
    10477

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

    60,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    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.]
    11316

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

    200,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Candia seu Creta Insula

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early small woodcut map of Crete. Verso the Cretan Labyrinth. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, titled Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder , published 1574 by...

    Candia seu Creta Insula
    11317

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

    190,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  [Die Tafel gibt ein klein anzeigung...]

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early, attractive 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 ,...

    [Die Tafel gibt ein klein anzeigung...]
    11319

    Antique woodcut map of Cyprus, Israel. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    290,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Gemeine Beschreibung Aller Mitnachtigen Lander Schweden, Gothen, Nordwegien, Dennmarck &c.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early woodcut map of Scandinavia. Shows Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Scotland, Denmark with the North Sea and Baltic Sea. Sebastian Munster's second map of Scandinavia, based on the Carta...

    Gemeine Beschreibung Aller Mitnachtigen Lander Schweden, Gothen,...
    11324

    Antique woodcut map of Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    1 200,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Sclavonia oder Windisch Marck, Bossen, Crabaten

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early woodcut map of the Balkan by Sebastian Munster. Showing Croatia and Slovenia with parts of Austria and Bosnia. The title on verso is surrounded by a beautiful woodcut border. From the German...

    Sclavonia oder Windisch Marck, Bossen, Crabaten
    11333

    Antique woodcut map of Dalmatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Croatia. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    580,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Die Statt Siemern mit aller ihrer Gelegenheit, wie sie zu unsern zeiten in wesen steht, gantz...

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Large, early woodcut view of Simmern in the Hunsruck by Sebastian Munster on the full double sheet. With coat of arms and a key. Verso description of the city. From the German edition of Sebastian...

    Die Statt Siemern mit aller ihrer Gelegenheit, wie sie zu unsern zeiten...
    11341

    Antique woodcut town view of Simmern, Rhineland-Palatinate. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    250,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Die Reichstatt Speyer, so vor alten zeiten Civitas Nemerum, das ist, Nemeter Statt hat geheissen.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Large, early woodcut view of Speyer beside the river Rhine by Sebastian Munster on the full double sheet. Large coat of arms and title on verso. Below and verso a description of the city. From the...

    Die Reichstatt Speyer, so vor alten zeiten Civitas Nemerum, das ist,...
    11342

    Antique woodcut town view of Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    250,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Ware contrafehtung der Reichstatt Landaw, wie sie zu unsern zeiten in der Mauren steht.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Large, early woodcut view of Landau in der Pfalz by Sebastian Munster on the full double sheet. With two coat of arms. Below a description of the city. From the German edition of Sebastian...

    Ware contrafehtung der Reichstatt Landaw, wie sie zu unsern zeiten in...
    11343

    Antique woodcut town view of Landau, Rhineland-Palatinate. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    250,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Obern Baden, Statt und Bäder, nach ihrer Gelegenheit auff das aller fleissigest contrafehtet.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Large, early woodcut view of Baden at the river Limmat by Sebastian Munster on the full double sheet. With coat of arms carried by two angels. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's...

    Obern Baden, Statt und Bäder, nach ihrer Gelegenheit auff das aller...
    11344

    Antique woodcut town view of Baden, Aargau. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    250,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Die Statt Chur im Schweizergebirg, in der Grauwenbündter Land, unten vom Rhein gelegen.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Large, early woodcut view of Chur by Sebastian Munster on the full double sheet. Below description of the city. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, titled Cosmographey oder...

    Die Statt Chur im Schweizergebirg, in der Grauwenbündter Land, unten vom...
    11346

    Antique woodcut town view of Chur, Graubunden. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    300,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Fryburg im Briszgoew ein neuwe Statt an einem edlen und fruchtbaren orth gelegen, do ein...

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Large, early woodcut view of Freiburg im Breisgau by Sebastian Munster on the full double sheet. With coat of arms in a text ribbon. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography,...

    Fryburg im Briszgoew ein neuwe Statt an einem edlen und fruchtbaren orth...
    11347

    Antique woodcut town view of Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    270,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Ware abcontrafhetung der loblichen und alten statt Solothurn, gelegen in der Eydtgnoschafft an...

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Large, early woodcut view of Solothurn by Sebastian Munster on the full double sheet. With coat of arms. Verso description of the city. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography,...

    Ware abcontrafhetung der loblichen und alten statt Solothurn, gelegen in...
    11348

    Antique woodcut town view of Solothurn. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    220,00 €
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