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MÜNSTER, S. / BELLEFOREST, F. - Pourtraict de la ville, & ancienne Cité de Lyon.

MÜNSTER, S. / BELLEFOREST, F. - Pourtraict de la ville, & ancienne Cité de Lyon.
Pourtraict de la ville, & ancienne Cité de Lyon. - MÜNSTER, S. / BELLEFOREST, F.
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Title : Pourtraict de la ville, & ancienne Cité de Lyon..
Map maker : MÜNSTER, S. / BELLEFOREST, F..
Date : Paris, Nicolas Chesneau, 1575.
Size : 10.8 x 13.8 inches. / 27.5 x 35.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Wood block engraved print of the town of Lyon, from "La Cosmographie Universelle de Tout le Monde", the French and most extended edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmographia.
Sebastian Münster (1489-1552), German geographer, mathematician and Hebraist, was born at Ingelheim in the Palatinate. After studying at Heidelberg and Tubingen, he entered the Franciscan order, but abandoned it for Luther-anism about 1529. From 1536 he taught at Basel, where he published his most important work: Cosmographia, the first detailed, scientific and popular description of the world, as well as a supreme effort of geographical study and literature in the Reformation period. The book contains more than 900 splendid woodcut maps, views and illustrations, including 2 world maps, the first separate map of the Americas. The book contains information up to date of 1628, the year of publication, and is especially rich in material relating to the New World and Asia, including accounts of the voyages of Vespucci and Magellan.
Condition : Wood block print with letter press. Very light brown spot in left hand part. Size of paper : 380x480mm.


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