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CA 1550 – S. Munster – Syria / Cypern / Palestina / Mesopotamia / Babylonia / Chaldea

Title:                     “Syria / Cypern / Palestina / Mesopotamia / Babylonia / Chaldea / und zwei Arabia mit Bergen / Wassern / Statten”​


Attractive woodblock map of Cyprus, Syria, the Holy Land and contiguous regions. The map is presented in the Ptolemaic style with rope-like mountain ranges and prominent rivers. Details include ancient place names and biblical sites. A nomadic encampment is shown in the Arabian desert. German text and gothic design on verso.
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)
Engraving size:       26,7 x 34,4 cm
Year:                 ca 1550
Technique:           woodblock

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

This is a original antique map published in ca 1550 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!

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