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1542 - Tabula Germaniae, Germany - Antique

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Item number: EUR705
Genuine Antique Engraved Map

1542

Maker: Munster.

 

Antique black and white engraved Strabonis Ptolemeic map of part of northern Germany by Munster, circa 1542.  Sebastian Münster was a German geographer, cartographer, Hebraist, and theologian.  In 1540 he published a Latin edition of Ptolemy's  Geographia  with illustrations. He   produced new maps to supplement the Ptolemaic maps. The twenty-seven maps of the Ptolemaic canon are supplemented by twenty-one new maps. Further editions appeared in 1541 and 1542.  In 1544 he published the  Cosmographia,  one of the most successful works of the 16th century. It passed through 24 editions in 100 years, in different languages, including Latin, French, Italian, English, and even Czech. The last German edition was published in 1628. Munster  died at Basel of the plague in 1552.   cleaned, flattened, and deacidified, Very good overall antique condition overall. Approximately 10.5 x 13.5 inches. **NOTE- because this map requires extra insurance for shipping, an additional charge will appear on your card after your original purchase. If you would like to know what that charge will be, please contact us.**

 

Item Number: EUR705