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MÜNSTER, S. - Das gantz Franckreich, so vorzeiten Narbonensis, Lugdunensis, Belgica und Celtica, ist genennt worden.

MÜNSTER, S. - Das gantz Franckreich, so vorzeiten Narbonensis, Lugdunensis, Belgica und Celtica, ist genennt worden.
Das gantz Franckreich, so vorzeiten Narbonensis, Lugdunensis, Belgica und Celtica, ist genennt worden. - MÜNSTER, S.
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Title : Das gantz Franckreich, so vorzeiten Narbonensis, Lugdunensis, Belgica und Celtica, ist genennt worden..
Map maker : MÜNSTER, S..
Date : Basle, S.H. Petrie, 1588.
Size : 12.2 x 14.3 inches. / 31.0 x 36.2 cm.
Colouring : Coloured

Description :This nicely coloured, charming early woodcut map of France was published in the 1588-edition of Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographia. Mountains, villages, churches and woods are attractively drawn pictorially. Fine calligraphic lettering and highly detailed engraving. A block-style title cartouche decorates the map.
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 first state of this map, from the 1550-edition of the Cosmographiae, is also offered in this auction (lot 93863).

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 the world. The scientifically most valuable sections are those which deal with Germany and Central 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, both from the 1550-edition and from the 1588-edition. By 1588 a new edition of the Cosmographia had become necessary after many new discoveries and explorations. All the maps were redrawn to bring them up to date.


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: 93862

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