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MÜNSTER, S. - Europa, das ein drittheil der erden, nach gelegenheit unserer zeit beschrieben.

MÜNSTER, S. - Europa, das ein drittheil der erden, nach gelegenheit unserer zeit beschrieben.
Europa, das ein drittheil der erden, nach gelegenheit unserer zeit beschrieben. - MÜNSTER, S.
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Title : Europa, das ein drittheil der erden, nach gelegenheit unserer zeit beschrieben..
Map maker : MÜNSTER, S..
Date : Basle, S. H. Petrie, 1588.
Size : 12.2 x 14.2 inches. / 31.0 x 36.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :Decorative full colour example of Munster's final map of Europe, from a German edition of Munster's Cosmographia, one of the most influential geogaphical works of the 16th Century. The map includes sea monsters, sailing ships and fishing boats. It shows pictorial mountains and forests and despite its woodcut technique, elegant calligraphic lettering of regions and places.
This charming map was published in the 1588-edition of Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographia. After 1588, this map was only re-published in the German editions of the Cosmographia of 1592, 1598, 1614, and 1628. Münster was de first to introduce a separate map for each of the four then known continents. The other 1588-maps of the continents, America, Africa, and Asia, are also offered in this auction, as well as the continents of the earlier edition, the Cosmographia from 1550.

Condition : Wide margins and authentic appearance. Minor toning and two binding pinholes professionally restored. Condition is good. This woodcut map is printed on better quality paper than many other examples of this map.


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