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CA 1550 – S. Munster – Schweden Gothen Norwegien Denmarck

Title:                      “Gemeine Beschreibung Aller Mitnachtigen Lander Schweden, Gothen, Nordwegien, Dennmarck”


An early Sebastian Munster’s woodcut map of Scandinavia, based on the ‘Carta Marina’ of Olaus Magnus, 1539. The map includes Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Scotland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia with the North Sea and Baltic Sea.

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. The woodblock of this map was used first in Münster’s Geographia Universalis in 1540.

Cartographer:      Sebastian Munster​ (1488 – 1552)
Sheet size:           37,0 x 28,0 cm
Year:                  ca 1550
Technique:           woodcut

Good condition. Few centerfold separations reinforced, paper with original watermark. Recto and 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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