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Münster Sebastian ( 1489 - 1552 ) Basel
Die Länder Asie nach ihrer gelegenheit biß in India/werden in dieser Tafel verzeichnet
Artist: Münster Sebastian ( - 1552 ) Basel; issued in: Basle; date: ca 1550 ( Sebastian Münster (1488 ? 1552) belongs to the very important Comographers of the Renaicance He issued his first famous Cosmographia in 1544 with 24 double paged maps with German description of the world It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin French Italian English and Czech The last German edition was published in 1628 long after his death The Cosmographia was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century It passed through 24 editions in 100 years This success was due to the notable woodcuts some by Hans Holbein the Younger Urs Graf Hans Rudolph Deutsch and David Kandel It was most important in reviving geography in 16t, 1489. technic: Woodcut; colorit: original colored; - condition: Centerfold perfectly restored and wormholes replaced; size (in cm) 28 x 35; Map shows total Asia with decorative seamonster.
Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG [München, Germany]
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