Poitiers France 1574 Sebastian Münster Unusual Antique Original Woodcut View

POITIERSFRANCE 1574 SEBASTIAN MÜNSTER UNUSUAL ANTIQUE ORIGINAL WOODCUT VIEW. Deralten unnd herrlichen Statt Puttiers contrafactur. Striking, highly detailed, scarceand beautiful exemple of the 1574 German edition of the Munster’s woodcutdouble page panoramic view of Poitiers, France. The view shows the city withhis buildings, churches, bridges and towns wall. Explanation key to the lowerside. Two armorials adorn the view. Alternative German title andgerman text on the verso. The Cosmographia(“Cosmography”) by Sebastian Münster (14881552) from 1544 is theearliest German-language description of the world. Ithad numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French(translated by François de Belleforest), Italian, English, and Czech. The lastGerman edition was published in 1628, long after his death. The Cosmographiawas one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. It passedthrough 24 editions in 100 years. This success was due to the notable woodcuts(some by Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch, andDavid Kandel). It was most important in reviving geography in 16th-centuryEurope. Among the notable maps within Cosmographia is the map “Tabulanovarum insularum”, which is credited as the first map to show theAmerican continents as geographically discrete. Hisearlier geographic works were Germania descriptio (1530) and Mappa Europae(1536). In 1540, he published a Latin edition of Ptolemy’s Geographia withillustrations. Aslate as the 1598 edition, the content consisted of. BookI: Astronomy, Mathematics, Physical Geography, Cartography. BookII: England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Savoy, Trier, Italy. BookIII: Germany, Alsace, Switzerland, Austria, Carniola, Istria, Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, Pomerania, Prussia, Livland. BookIV: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Walachia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Turkey. BookV: Asia Minor, Cyprus, Armenia, Palestine, Arabia, Persia, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Scythia, Tartary, India, Ceylon, Burma, China, East Indies, Madagascar, Zanzibar, America. BookVI: Mauritania, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Senegal, Gambia, Mali, South Africa, East Africa. German1544, 1546, 1548, 1550, 1553, 1556, 1558, 1561, 1564, 1567, 1569, 1572, 1574,1578, 1588, 1592, 1598, 1614, 1628. Latin1550, 1552, 1554, 1559, 1572. French1552, 1556, 1560, 1565, 1568, 1575. Cm 40,1 x20,4 === Paper size approx. Cm 41,9 x 31,3. Very strong and dark impressionon good paper. Small foxing and browning. Smallholes, affecting partially the plate. Conditions are as you cansee in the images. Sebastian Münster (January 20, 1488 -May 26 1552), was a German cartographer, cosmographer, and a Hebrew scholar. Münster was born at Ingelheim near Mainz, the son of Andreas Munster. Hecompleted his studies at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen in 1518, afterwhich he was appointed to the University of Basel in 1527. As Professor ofHebrew, he edited the Hebrew Bible, accompanied by a Latin translation. Hisprincipal work, the Cosmographia, first issued in 1544, was the earliest Germandescription of the world. The book proved popular and was reissued in numerouseditions and languages including Latin, French, Italian, English, and Czech. The last German edition was published in 1628, long after his death. TheCosmographia was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16thcentury. It passed through 24 editions in 100 years. This success was due tothe fascinating woodcuts (some by Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, HansRudolph Manuel Deutsch, and David Kandel). Munster’s work was highlyinfluential in reviving classical geography in 16th century Europe. In 1540 hepublished a Latin edition of Ptolemy’s Geographia, also with illustrations. The1550 edition contains cities, portraits, and costumes. These editions, printedin Germany, are the most valued of the Cosmographia. Münster also wrote theDictionarium trilingue in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew and composed a large formatmap of Europe in 1536. In 1537 he published a Hebrew Gospel of Matthew which hehad obtained from Spanish Jews he had converted. Most of Munster’s work waspublished by his son-in-Law, Heinrich Petri (Henricus Petrus), and his sonSebastian Henric Petri. He died at Basel of the plague in 1552. All of themaps we sell are ORIGINALS. We guarantee all of our maps to be authentic. We doour best to describe the condition of our maps as accurately as possible. Dueto the age and type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Pleaseexamine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please askand we will be happy to help. Any mappurchased from us may be. The item “POITIERS FRANCE 1574 SEBASTIAN MÜNSTER UNUSUAL ANTIQUE ORIGINAL WOODCUT VIEW” is in sale since Thursday, December 6, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “sz0507g” and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Year: 1574
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • County: France
  • Type: City Map
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Date Range: 1500-1599
  • Printing Technique: Woodcut
  • Country/Region: France
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