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1592 – S. Munster – Europa

Title:                      “Europa / das ein Drittheil der Erden / nach Gelegenheit unserer zeit beschrieben​”​

Decorative Munster’s final map of Europe, from a German edition of Munster’s Cosmographia, one of the most influential geographical works of the 16th Century.  Woodblock map shows all of Europe including Iceland and a bit of Greenland. The mythical islands of Brazil and Dmar are included in the Atlantic. Mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, and major cities are depicted. Several sea monsters and ships fill the seas.

Cartographer:      Sebastian Munster​ (1488 – 1552)
Sheet size:           29,1 x 34,4 cm
Year:                     1592
Technique:           woodblock

Good condition! Middle fold as issued. German text on verso. Few stripes on verso (map was in the frame before). No margins.

This is a genuine antique map published in 1592 and not a modern copy or reprint!

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