1598 – S. MUNSTER – Leon


Title:                     “Leon” & “Abcontrafehtung der schönen und weitberhümpten Statt Leon.”​

An early woodcut view of walled medieval city of Leon, enriched by an elaborate Gothic border and coat of arms. A lettered key identifies important places.

Map comes from the German edition of Sebastian Münster’s Cosmography, titled “Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder, Herrschafften, fürnemmsten Stetten, geschichten, gebreüchen, handtierungen &c.”, published in 1598 by Heinrich Petri in Basel.

Cartographer:   Sebastian Munster​ (1488 – 1552)
Sheet size:           41,2 x 32,3 cm
Year:                     1598
Technique:        woodcut

Good condition. Few wormholes restored.

This is an original antique map published in 1598 and NOT a modern copy or reprint.


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