ca .1550 – S. Munster – Das Gantz Franckreich
Title: “Das Gantz Franckreich/ so vor Zeiten Gallia Narbonensis, Lugdunensis/ Belgica und Celtica ist Genent Worden”
This is the first edition of the Sebastian Münster’s map showing all of France and parts of the surrounding countries. On the left side is a list of the regions of France, the latin name and modern name. The land is graphically engraved with mountains, rivers, forests and a coat of arms with a fleur-de-lis nicely decorates the map. Map comes from the German edition of Sebastian Münster’s Cosmography, titled “Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder”, published ca. 1550 by Heinrich Petri in Basel.
Cartographer: Sebastian Munster (1488 – 1552)
Leaf size: 39,9 x 28,0 cm
Year: ca. 1550
Original condition, no restorations or repairs. Small loss in lower middle fold. Recto and verso with contemporary handwritten annotations.
This is a genuine antique map published in ca. 1550 and not a modern copy or reprint!