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:  Die neüwen Inseln, so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient, bey dem Landt Indie ligen.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 (1578)

    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 Münster's...

    Die neüwen Inseln, so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient, bey dem Landt Indie...
    1540 - Sebastian Münster
    12836

    Coloured woodcut map of the American continent. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1578.

    6 900,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Ptolemaisch General Tafel, begreiffend die halbe Kugel der Welt.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 (1578)

    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
    12837

    Ptolemaic woodcut world map by Sebastian Munster. Published by Heinrich Petri in Basel in 1578.

    1 800,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Africa Lybia Morenlandt mit allen königreichen so zu unsern zeiten darin gefunden werden.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 [1578]

    A very fine example of the earliest obtainable printed map to show all of Africa. First published in 1540 by Sebastian Munster, this map is also famous because of its rich mythical content. The...

    Africa Lybia Morenlandt mit allen königreichen so zu unsern zeiten darin...
    1540 - Sebastian Münster
    12839

    Coloured woodcut map of the African continent. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1578.

    2 300,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Die Länder Asie nach ihrer gelegenheit bisz in Indiam werden in dieser Tafeln verzeichnet

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 [1578]

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

    Die Länder Asie nach ihrer gelegenheit bisz in Indiam werden in dieser...
    1540 - Sebastian Münster
    12841

    Coloured woodcut map of the Asian continent. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1578.

    1 800,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Das Heilig Judischland mit ausztheilung der Zwolff Geschlechter

    Heinrich Petri, Basel, 1540 [1578]

    Frühe Holzschnittkarte des Heiligen Landes von Sebastian Münster. Zeigt die Gegend zwischen Gaza und Beirut mit zahlreichen figürlichen Darstellungen im Kartenbild: Route des Auszuges der...

    Das Heilig Judischland mit ausztheilung der Zwolff Geschlechter
    1540 - Sebastian Münster
    12912

    Antike Holzschnitt-Landkarte von Israel. Gedruckt bei Heinrich Petri im Jahre 1578 in Basel.

    490,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Sumatra ein grosse Insel, so von den alten Geographen Taprobana, ist genent worden

    Heinrich Petri, Basel, 1540 [1578]

    Frühe, dekorative Holzschnittkarte von Ceylon (Sri Lanka) von Sebastian Münster. Links neben der Karte Kartusche mit Erklärungstext in 10 Zeilen zum Pfeffer, darüber ein großer Elefant. Rückseitig...

    Sumatra ein grosse Insel, so von den alten Geographen Taprobana, ist...
    1540 - Sebastian Münster
    12913

    Antike Holzschnitt-Landkarte von Taprobana, Sri Lanka, Ceylon. Gedruckt bei Heinrich Petri im Jahre 1578 in Basel.

    550,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Teütschland mit seinem gantzen begriff und eingschlosznen Landschafften.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 (1578)

    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.
    1540 - Sebastian Münster
    12901

    Antique woodcut map of Germany. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1578.

    Out of stock
    300,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Schwaben und Beyerland, darbey auch begriffen werden Schwartzwald, Otenwald und Nordgoew.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 (1578)

    Early woodcut map of southern Germany by Sebastian Münster. Oriented to the South. Covering the area beween the Lake Constance, Strasbourg, Bamberg and Passau, centred around Ulm. The title on...

    Schwaben und Beyerland, darbey auch begriffen werden Schwartzwald,...
    1540 - Sebastian Münster
    12902

    Antique woodcut map of Swabia, Bavaria, Baden-Wurttemberg. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1578.

    350,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Franckenland am Main, beschriben nach aller gelegenheit in Stetten, Wassern, Bergen, Walden und...

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 (1578)

    Early woodcut map of Franconia by Sebastian Münster oriented to the South. Showing the region around the river Main. With Nuremberg, Schweinfurt, Bamberg, Würzburg, Fürth, Erlangen, Coburg and...

    Franckenland am Main, beschriben nach aller gelegenheit in Stetten,...
    1540 - Sebastian Münster
    12903

    Antique woodcut map of Franconia, Bavaria. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1578.

    350,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Das Engelland mit dem Anstossenden Reich Schottland so vor zeiten Albion und Britannia haben...

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 [1578]

    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 Engelland mit dem Anstossenden Reich Schottland so vor zeiten Albion...
    1540 - Sebastian Münster
    12898

    Antique woodcut map of England. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1578.

    780,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Das gantz Franckreich, so vor zeiten Gallia Narbonensis, Lugdunensis, Belgica und Celtica ist...

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 (1578)

    Early woodcut map of France by Sebastian Münster. With the southern part of England. The title on verso is surrounded by a beautiful woodcut border. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's...

    Das gantz Franckreich, so vor zeiten Gallia Narbonensis, Lugdunensis,...
    1540 - Sebastian Münster
    12900

    Antique woodcut map of France. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1578.

    350,00 €
  • 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:  Landtafel des Ungerlands, Polands, Reussen, Littaw, Walachei, Bulgarei

    Heinrich Petri, Basel, 1540 [1578]

    Frühe Holzschnittkarte von Osteuropa von Sebastian Münster. Mit Polen, Ungarn, Österreich und Kroatien im Westen über Moskau bis Istanbul (Konstantinopel) im Osten. Rückseitig Titel umgeben von...

    Landtafel des Ungerlands, Polands, Reussen, Littaw, Walachei, Bulgarei
    1540 - Sebastian Münster
    12906

    Antike Holzschnitt-Landkarte von Osteuropa. Gedruckt bei Heinrich Petri im Jahre 1578 in Basel.

    390,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Hispania nach Aller seiner gelegenheit in Bergen, Wassern, Statten, Völkern Königreichen und Inseln.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 [1578]

    Early woodcut map of Spain and Portugal by Sebastian Münster. With the islands Majorca and Minorca. The title on verso is surrounded by a beautiful woodcut border. From the German edition of...

    Hispania nach Aller seiner gelegenheit in Bergen, Wassern, Statten,...
    1540 - Sebastian Münster
    12899

    Antique woodcut map of Spain - Portugal. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1578.

    650,00 €
  • Sebastian Münster:  Das Erst General, inhaltend die beschreibung und den Circkel des gantzen Erdtrichs und Möre

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1550 [1578]

    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...
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    12838

    16th century woodcut map of the world. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1578.

    3 200,00 €
  • 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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  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 Eydtgnoschafft oder Schwitzerland, mit den anstossenden Lendern

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1550

    Early woodcut map of Switzerland by Sebastian Münster. Showing the German-speaking part of Switzerland with adjacent countries, Baden, Upper Swabia, Black Forest, Breisgau, Alsace, Vorarlberg. The...

    Die Eydtgnoschafft oder Schwitzerland, mit den anstossenden Lendern
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    12643

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

    390,00 €
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