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Sebastian Munster (1488 - 1552)

Lot 43876: Munster, pub. 1564 - Map of the Americas (Florida is named, Cannibals notated in South America)

Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books

August 6, 2022
Franklin, TN, US

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Description

This very old woodcut is from Sebastian Munster's Cosmographey: das ist Beschreibung aller Länder Herrschaffen und für nemsten Stetten des gantzen Erdbodens It was published in Basel by Henrichum Petri in 1564.

The work was a massive chronicle of all the geographical knowledge of the world to that point. The work included world maps as well as views of smaller cities and woodcut illustrations of historical subjects, mythology, natural history and ethnography. It was the first work to show America in its "correct" continental form and "sealed the fate of 'America' as the name of the New World." (Burden 12) It was also the first to name the Pacific Ocean

Sebastian Munster (1489-1552) was a German cartographer, cosmographer, and a Hebrew scholar. He also became a Franciscan monk at an early age. Munster's Cosmographia was the first work of scientific based knowledge in the German language.

Dimensions

~ 15 1/2" by 12 1/4"

Artist or Maker

Sebastian Munster

Medium

Woodcut Engraving with Recent Professional Hand-coloring

Date

1564

Condition Report

The work is in very good to excellent condition overall. There may be a few minor imperfections or faint marks to be expected with age. There may be some faint bleed through or offset to the fold out plates. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

Literature

Cosmographey: das ist Beschreibung aller Länder Herrschaffen und für nemsten Stetten des gantzen Erdbodens

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