1598 – S. Munster – Schweden Gothen Norwegien Denmarck
Title: “Gemeine Beschreibung aller Mitnachtigen Lander / alss Schweden / Gothen / Norwegien / Denmarck / &c.”
Woodcut map of Europe, Scandinavia, England, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, The Baltics, Greenland and America by Sebastian Munster 1598. The map shows two Greenlands, with the name of Groclandt. The imaginary islands of Frisland, Icaria, Podalida, and St. Brendain are shown in the North Sea. The North Pole has a note of Pigmei hic habitandt, indicating that pygmies live there. German edition.
Cartographer: Sebastian Munster (1488 – 1552)
Leaf size: 44,5 x 35,7 cm
Very good condition compare to map’s age. Strong print on watermarked paper, wide margins. Along center fold paper is a bit wavy.
This is a genuine antique map published in 1598 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!