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MÜNSTER, S. - Bohemer Koenigreich mit Bergen und Waelden gerings umb beschlossen.

MÜNSTER, S. - Bohemer Koenigreich mit Bergen und Waelden gerings umb beschlossen.
Bohemer Koenigreich mit Bergen und Waelden gerings umb beschlossen. - MÜNSTER, S.
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Title : Bohemer Koenigreich mit Bergen und Waelden gerings umb beschlossen..
Map maker : MÜNSTER, S..
Date : Basle, S.H. Petrie, 1588.
Size : 10.2 x 14.3 inches. / 26.0 x 36.2 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :Detailed map of Bohemia, centered on Prague, from the 1588-German edition of Munster's Cosmography. Mountains, villages, churches and woods are attractively drawn pictorially. Fine calligraphic lettering and highly detailed engraving. A block-style title cartouche decorates the map.
This charming map was published in the 1588-edition of Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographia. Basically, the 1588-maps are the second state of the maps published in the Cosmographia. After 1588, this map was only re-published in the German editions of the Cosmographia of 1592, 1598, 1614, and 1628 and is thus comparatively rare. The earlier map of the 1550-edition is also offered in this auction (lot 93858).

This is a map from Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographiae, the first detailed, scientific, and popular description of the world. Münster originally intended to describe only Germany, but gradually he widened his scope to encompass all of Europe, and even some of the world. The scientifically most valuable sections are those which deal with Germany and Europe. Münster received the assistance of more than one hundred and twenty collaborators, who provided him with the most up-to-date information relating to the towns and places described.
In this auction many of the regional maps from Germany and Europe are offered, from both the 1550-edition and the 1588-edition.



Condition : Very good, small imperfections, mostly outside the printed area. Authentic appearance, clear impression, with margins as issued and minor toning. This woodcut map is printed on better quality paper than many other examples of this map. On verso centerfold strengthened with archival paper.


ID: 93857

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