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MÜNSTER, S. - Schlesia nach aller Gelegenheit / in stetten / wassern und bergen / mit sampt andern anstossenden Laendern.

MÜNSTER, S. - Schlesia nach aller Gelegenheit / in stetten / wassern und bergen / mit sampt andern anstossenden Laendern.
Schlesia nach aller Gelegenheit / in stetten / wassern und bergen / mit sampt andern anstossenden Laendern. - MÜNSTER, S.
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Title : Schlesia nach aller Gelegenheit / in stetten / wassern und bergen / mit sampt andern anstossenden Laendern..
Map maker : MÜNSTER, S..
Date : Basle, S.H. Petrie, 1588.
Size : 11.8 x 14.3 inches. / 30.0 x 36.2 cm.
Colouring : Coloured

Description :An attractive woodblock map centered on Bresla (Wroclaw) with pictorial representations of forests, towns and mountains. The region is Silesia, Poland. German text and illustration on the verso with a decorative panel above. The title is in the upper margin. The map is orientated on the East, the North is to the left.

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.

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.



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 centrefold strengthened with archival paper.


ID: 93860

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