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1628 – S. Munster – Londinum

Title:                     “Londinum Feracis: Ang. Met.” & “London oder Lunden die Haupestatt in Engellande …”​


This bird’s-eye view of London derived from the Braun & Hogenberg map, only appeared in the later editions of Munster’s the Cosmographia. It shows the area between Clerkenwell, Wapping, Southwark and Westminster Abbey. A lot of of ships and boats fill the Thames river and two couples in the foreground display the dress of the period.

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 1628 by Heinrich Petri in Basel.

Cartographer:      Sebastian Munster​ (1488 – 1552)
Sheet size:             42,5 x 37,7 cm
Year:                        1628
Technique:            woodblock

Very good condition. Paper with original watermark.

This is an original antique map published in 1628 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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