1545 ca – S. Munster – Europa das ein Drittheil
Title: “Europa das ein Drittheil der Erden nach Gelegenheit unsern Zeiten”
One of the earliest printed maps of the European continent. Curiously oriented to the south. Shows the continent from Constantinople and Greece to the east and Spain to the southwest. With Denmark, England, Scotland and Ireland to the bottom of the map. Decorated with a beautiful sailing ship. Letterpress title on top. A large woodcut border surrounds the title on verso. From Sebastian Münster’s Cosmography, published circa 1545 by Heinrich Petri in Basel. Beautiful woodcut with allegories and German text on verso.
Cartographer: Sebastian Munster (1488 – 1552)
Sheet size: 31,5 x 40,5 cm
Year: ca 1545
Very good condition! Middle fold as issued. Hand coloring.
This is a genuine antique map published circa 1545 and not a modern copy or reprint!