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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
Technique:           woodcut

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!

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