Europe 1598 Rare Original Woodcut Antique Map Europe Continent Sebastian Munster
Europe 1598 Rare Original Woodcut Antique Map Europe Continent Sebastian Munster

Europe 1598 Rare Original Woodcut Antique Map Europe Continent Sebastian Munster

Europe 1598 Rare Original Woodcut Antique Map Europe Continent Sebastian Munster

Europe 1598 Rare Original Woodcut Antique Map Europe Continent Sebastian Munster

Europe 1598 Rare Original Woodcut Antique Map Europe Continent Sebastian Munster

Europe 1598 Rare Original Woodcut Antique Map Europe Continent Sebastian Munster

Europe 1598 Rare Original Woodcut Antique Map Europe Continent Sebastian Munster

Europe 1598 Rare Original Woodcut Antique Map Europe Continent Sebastian Munster

Europe 1598 Rare Original Woodcut Antique Map Europe Continent Sebastian Munster

Allegorical map showing Europe in the shape of a woman. The representation of Europa Regina, or Queen of the World, was first drawn by Johannes Bucius in 1537. Her crown, placed on the Iberian peninsula, is shaped after the Carolingian hoop crown. France and the Holy Roman Empire make up the upper part of her body, with Bohemia being the heart. Her long gown stretches to Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, Livonia, Bulgaria, Muscovy, Macedonia and Greece. In her arms, formed by Italy and Denmark, she holds a sceptre and an orb (Sicily). When the Europa regina was introduced, Charles V of Habsburg controlled both the Holy Roman Empire and the kingdoms of Spain, claiming to be the universal emperor of Europe. This may explain why the map is oriented westwards to have Spain as the crowned head, and why the imperial insignia sceptre, Carolingian crown, and orb are those of the Holy Roman Emperor. Map comes from the German edition of Sebastian Münsters Cosmography, titled Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder, published in 1628 by Heinrich Petri in Basel. The woodblock of this map was used from 1598. Sebastian Munster (1488 1552). 35,5 x 22,0 cm. This is an original antique map published in 1598 and NOT a modern copy or reprint. On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity. Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Georgia Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Kazakhstan Kosovo Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Malta Moldova Monaco Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Vatican City. The item “EUROPE 1598 RARE ORIGINAL WOODCUT ANTIQUE MAP EUROPE CONTINENT SEBASTIAN MUNSTER” is in sale since Saturday, July 25, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “www.antique-maps.lt” and is located in Kaunas, default. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Continent: Europe
  • Country Region: Poland
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Sebastian Munster
  • Printing Technique: Woodcut
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Original Reproduction Reprint: Original
  • Publication Year: 1598
  • Topic: Europe
  • Format: Sheet Map
  • Maker: Sebastian Munster
  • Type: Map
  • Year: 1598
  • Date Range: 1500-1599
  • Country/Region: Belarus
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