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ca 1550 – S. Munster – Landtafel des Ungerlands/Polands/Rüssen/Littaw/Walachei und Bulgarei

Title:                      “Landtafel des Ungerlands/Polands/Rüssen/Littaw/Walachei und Bulgarei”

One of the earliest maps of Poland, with Lithuania to the North, south of the Danube, east to the Black Sea with river Dnieper basin and Bessarabia. Based on a map by Bernard Wapowski and for the lower Danube on Georg Reichersdorfer.

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:             38,3 x 28,0 cm
Year:                    ca 1550
Technique:           woodcut

In reasonable condition. Centrefold reinforced for protective reasons, some stains to margins, verso with contemporary handwritten annotations.

This is an original antique map published ca 1550 and not a modern copy or reprint!

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