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1552 – S. Munster – Nouvelle d’Europe

Title:                      “Description Nouvelle d’Europe”​

First Map of the Continent of Europe.  The map is oriented with South at the top and includes a large sailing ship off the coast of Spain and France.

Munster’s Geographia (first published in 1540) and later named Cosmographia. The Geographia included not only Ptolemaic maps, but also a number of landmark modern maps, including the first separate maps of the four continents, the first map of England and the earliest obtainable map of Scandinavia. The Cosmographia was first published in 1544.

Cartographer:      Sebastian Munster​ (1488 – 1552)
Sheet size:           31,5 x 40,5 cm
Year:                     1552
Technique:           woodcut

Very good condition. Middle fold as issued. French text on verso.

This is a genuine antique map published in 1552 and not a modern copy or reprint.

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