1552 – S. Munster – Valesiae Prioret


Title:                      “Valesiae Prioret et VI – Nova Tabula”​

Very rare issue of one of the earliest printed maps of Switzerland and of the Canton of Valais, the part of the Alps surrounding the headwaters of the Rhone river.

The map comes from Sebastian Münster & Claudius Ptolemy’s “Geographiae Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini, Philosophi ac Mathematici praestantissimi, Libri VIII… his accesserunt… tabulae novae… per Sebastianum Munsterum”, drawn by Johannes Schalbetter, published by Henricus Petri in Basel, 1552.

This work was considered one of the most influential cartographic accounts of the ancient world and served as inspiration for all Renaissance mapmakers.

Cartographer:      Sebastian Munster​ (1488 – 1552)
Leaf size:                38,8 x 32,0 cm
Year:                         1552
Technique:            woodcut

Very good, original, condition.

This is an original antique map published in 1552 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request we will provide a Certificate of Authenticity.

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