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ca .1550 – S. Munster – Hispania

​Title:                      “Hispania nach aller seiner gelegenheit in Bergen/Wassern/Stetton/Runigreichen und Inseln”​

This is the first edition of the Sebastian Münster’s map showing all of Spain, Portugal, the islands Majorca and Minorca. The land is graphically engraved with mountains, rivers and forests. Title on verso is beautifully decorated with biblical figures and symbols. 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 and separation 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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