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MÜNSTER, S. - Hispaniae Regionis Nova Descriptio.

MÜNSTER, S. - Hispaniae Regionis Nova Descriptio.
Hispaniae Regionis Nova Descriptio. - MÜNSTER, S.
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Title : Hispaniae Regionis Nova Descriptio..
Map maker : MÜNSTER, S..
Date : Basle, 1550.
Size : 9.8 x 13.8 inches. / 25.0 x 35.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured

Description :One of the earliest obtainable maps of Spain & Portugal. Woodcut map featuring the mountain ranges, rivers, roads, and major cities. Fully engraved seas. Text block at lower right just below the Balearic Islands. Relief shown pictorially.
This charming map was published in the 1550-edition of Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographia.
This edition is considered to be Münster’s Magnum Opus. After many new discoveries and explorations, by 1588 a new edition of the Cosmographia had become necessary. All the maps were redrawn to bring them up to date. The 1588-edition of this map is also offered in this auction (lot 93873).

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.


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.


ID: 93874

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