Poitiers France birds-eye view 1628 Munster old wonderful hand color print

Poitiers France birds-eye view 1628 Munster old wonderful hand color print

(Europe / France / Poitiers). Issued Basel, 1628 by Seb. Extensive detailed key across bottom in five columns identifies 54 specific buildings or structures in the view. Medieval style early 17th century wood block engraved view with beautiful full hand color. Text on reverse as always for Munster maps and views. Continuing in the medieval visual tradition, the view retains a near folk art appearance to modern eyes. Sheet remains well preserved, keeping in mind map is not modern or new, so minor paper flaws unworthy of specific mention are sometimes to be expected. Clean, well-preserved and pleasing example, lovely visual appearance. Original center fold as issued. 14 5/8″H x 17 3/4″W. Printed area measures c. 8 1/8″H x 15 3/4″W. Origins of European Printmaking. 23, 40, 100, et al (noting how Basel was a significant location for the development of early wood block engraving and printing). A Heavenly Craft- The Woodcut in Early Printed Books. 47, 49, 59, et al. (noting the significance of Basel to the origin and development of weood engraving like these). We do not sell modern reprints. Poitiers France birds-eye view 1628 Munster old wonderful hand color print. Browse our ever-growing collection! Bordeaux France urban center 1873 detailed old city plan map. Cony Piedmont Savoy Switzerland battle plan British history c. South American 1892 folding pocket map cloth gilt case scarce Rand McNally. Travels Wandering Israelites Cyprus Canaaan Jerusalem 1855 large antique map. Columbian World’s Fair 1893 Chicago massive illustrated Pictorial book. 1858 Gaston antique U. State map old hand color. Mulock’s Poems 1869 leather gift binding lovely book. North America United States Sandwich Islands 1852 Flemming old antique color map. Switzerland Mount Blanc Alps Geneva 1814 Thomson old antique map. Italy Italien Rome Milan Naples Sicily Sardinia c. 1850 Meyer antique color map. Russia in Europe Moscow St. Petersburg city plans 1849 detailed Meyer Renner map. Caribbean West Indies Maroon Negroes natives loin cloths 1801 Scott scarce print. Bridgeport Connecticut Long Island Sound 1901 old antique nautical chart map. France decorative 1711 antique color map Cherubs cartouche hand color Gallia. World Hemispheres New Holland Australia rarity 1846 scarce antique Stieler map. Ratzer plan New York city 1854 Hayward re-issue of 1776 rare map birds-eye view. New Haven Connecticut 1856 Barber rare book leather extra-illustrated Doolittle. Hungary Hongaria Europe c. 1655 Ortelius nice hand color antique miniature map. Lot of 23 old fine rare van de Passe prints. Man of Barbary Arab of the Deserts Morocco Algeria North Africa c. All items are sent well-packed to arrive as you see them. Maps and prints are sent either rolled in sturdy 3-inch-wide tubes or, if small, in a rigid cardboard mailer. The item “Poitiers France birds-eye view 1628 Munster old wonderful hand color print” is in sale since Wednesday, January 30, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “oldmapsoldbooks” and is located in Dover, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.
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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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