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.
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Die Neuwen Inseln / so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient / bey dem Landt Indie ligen

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 (1574)

    The first map to show the New World as an entity. Earliest appearance of Japan on a map, predating European contact. First appearance of Mare Pacificum on a map.Sebastian Munster's...

    Die Neuwen Inseln / so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient / bey dem Landt...
    11326

    Coloured woodcut map of the American continent. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    5 900,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Das erst General, inhaltend die beschreibung und den Circkel des gantzen Erderichs und Möre

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    16th Century Woodcut Map of the World.Early woodcut world map by Sebastian Münster. This 'modern' map of the world is an oval projection with a vigorous surround of clouds and lusty...

    Das erst General, inhaltend die beschreibung und den Circkel des gantzen...
    11687

    16th century woodcut map of the world. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    2 900,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Die Länder Asie nach ihrer gelegenheit bisz in India, werden in diser Tafel verzeichnet

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 (1574)

    The earliest printed map of the Asian Continent. Asia is shown from the Caspian Sea to the Pacific Ocean. In South East Asia the islands Java Major and Minor are named, also Borneo and the Moluccas...

    Die Länder Asie nach ihrer gelegenheit bisz in India, werden in diser...
    11323

    Coloured woodcut map of the Asian continent. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    1 450,00 €
  • 1588 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Ptolemeisch General Tafel, die halbe Kugel der Welt begreiffende

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1588

    Ptolemaic woodcut world map by Sebastian Münster. With a surround of clouds and wind-heads. Title on verso with a beautiful woodcut vignette. This is the second ptolemaic world map of S. Münster...

    Ptolemeisch General Tafel, die halbe Kugel der Welt begreiffende
    11588

    Ptolemaic woodcut world map by Sebastian Munster. Published by Heinrich Petri in Basel in 1588.

    1 350,00 €
  • 1574 - 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 €
  • 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:  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 €
  • 1574 - 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 €
  • 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:  Neapels - Der Koenigliche Statt Neapels abcontrafehtung. / Regn. Neapolit. Mare mediterraneu.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Large, early woodcut view of the fortified city of Naples (Napoli) by Sebastian Munster on the full double sheet. The castle of San Martino is shown on the hill, as well as the Castel dell'Ovo and...

    Neapels - Der Koenigliche Statt Neapels abcontrafehtung. / Regn....
    11350

    Antique woodcut town view of Naples (Napoli). Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    500,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  [Malta and Gozo]

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Small, early woodcut map of Malta with Gozo by Sebastian Münster. On the full text sheet. In the margin an interesting manuscript list of Grand Masters of the Knights of the Crusades with Gerhard...

    [Malta and Gozo]
    11388

    Early woodcut map of Malta and Gozo. Published by Heinrich Petri in Basel in 1574.

    450,00 €
  • 1588 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  New Griechenlandt, mit andern anstossenden Ländern, wie es zu unsern zeiten beschriben ist.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, circa 1588

    Woodcut map of Greece by Sebastian Münster. The map has early colour which is rare for a Seb. Münster map. Showing Greece with western Turkey. The title on verso Graciae. New Griechenlandt / so...

    New Griechenlandt, mit andern anstossenden Ländern, wie es zu unsern...
    11519

    Old coloured woodcut map of Greece. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri circa 1588.

    450,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Franckfurt am Mayn die fuernemest und gemeinest Gewerbstatt Teutscher Nation

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Large, early woodcut view of the fortified city of Frankfurt am Main by Sebastian Munster on the full double sheet. Decorated with ships on the Main river. From the German edition of Sebastian...

    Franckfurt am Mayn die fuernemest und gemeinest Gewerbstatt Teutscher...
    11462

    Antique woodcut town view of Frankfurt am Main. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    430,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Das Heilig Judischland mit ausztheilung der Zwolff Geschlechter

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 (1574)

    Early and beautiful map of the Holy Land by Sebastian Munster. Showing the area between Gaza and Beirut with numerous figural representations: The route of the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt,...

    Das Heilig Judischland mit ausztheilung der Zwolff Geschlechter
    11327

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

    420,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Die Statt Paris etlicher mass figuriert und contrafehtet nach ietziger gelegenheit

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Large, early woodcut view of the fortified city of Paris by Sebastian Munster on the full double sheet. The view is surrounded by an elaborate Gothic border. From the German edition of Sebastian...

    Die Statt Paris etlicher mass figuriert und contrafehtet nach ietziger...
    11459

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

    390,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Florentz. Figur und gelegenheit der edlen und hoch berhümpten Statt Florentz.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Large, early woodcut view of the fortified city of Florence (Firenze) by Sebastian Munster on the full double sheet. Decorated with ships on the Arno river. The view is surrounded by an elaborate...

    Florentz. Figur und gelegenheit der edlen und hoch berhümpten Statt...
    11457

    Antique woodcut town view of Florence (Firenze). Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    330,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Schlesia nach aller gelegenheit in Wassern, Stetten, Bergen, mit sampt andern anstossenden Ländern.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early woodcut map of Silesia, Poland by Sebastian Münster oriented to the East. The title on verso is surrounded by a beautiful woodcut border. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's...

    Schlesia nach aller gelegenheit in Wassern, Stetten, Bergen, mit sampt...
    11375

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

    320,00 €
  • 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:  Behemer Künigreich, mit Bergen und Waelden, gerings umb beschlossen

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early woodcut map of Bohemia by Sebastian Münster. Centred around Prague (Praha). The title on verso is surrounded by a beautiful woodcut border. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's...

    Behemer Künigreich, mit Bergen und Waelden, gerings umb beschlossen
    11372

    Antique woodcut map of Czechia - Bohemia. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    300,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Sardina Insula

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early woodcut map of Sardinia by Sebastian Münster. Showing the island of Sardinia with southern part of Corsica. Small woodcut of an earthquake on verso. From the German edition of Sebastian...

    Sardina Insula
    11379

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

    300,00 €
  • 1575 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Warhaffte abcontrafehtung der machtigen und vesten Statt Alkair

    Petri, Basle, circa 1575

    Woodcut view of Cairo in Egypt by Sebastian Münster. From a German edition of the "Cosmographey". Showing the city from birdeye perspective with the Pyramids, the Great Sphinx of Giza, crocodiles...

    Warhaffte abcontrafehtung der machtigen und vesten Statt Alkair
    10393

    Coloured woodcut town view of Cairo, Egypt. Printed in Basle by Petri circa 1575.

    290,00 €
  • 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:  Affrica mit seinen Besondern Laendern, Thieren, und wunderbarlichen dingen.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early woodcut map of Africa by Sebastian Münster. On the full text sheet. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, titled Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder , published...

    Affrica mit seinen Besondern Laendern, Thieren, und wunderbarlichen dingen.
    11404

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

    290,00 €
  • 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 €
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