1545 Sebastian Munster Antique Map of France

1545 Sebastian Munster Antique Map of France

1545 Sebastian Munster Antique Map of France

1545 Sebastian Munster Antique Map of France

Description Novvelle Des Gaules. Munster, Sebastian 1489 1552. 16in x 12 1/2in (405mm x 320mm). (A+) Fine Condition. This fine beautifully hand coloured original antique map of modern contemporary France in the mid 16th century was published by Sebastian Munster in the 1545 edition of Ptolemy’s Geographia, with 54 maps based on text by the Greek Mathematician Claude Ptolemy. Paper thickness and quality: – Heavy and stable Paper color : – off white Age of map color: – Early Colors used: – Yellow, green, blue, pink General color appearance: – Authentic Paper size: – 16in x 12 1/2in (405mm x 320mm) Plate size: – 16in x 12 1/2in (405mm x 320mm) Margins: – Min 1in (25mm). Margins: – None Plate area: – None Verso: – Verso backed in transparent archival Japanese tissue. Background: Munster’s Geographia (first published in 1540) and his later Cosmographia were cartographic landmarks. The Geographia included not only Ptolemaic maps, but also a number of landmark modern maps, including the first separate maps of the 4 continents, the first map of England and the earliest obtainable map of Scandinavia. The Cosmographia (first published in 1544) was the earliest German description of the world and a major work in the revival of geographic thought in 16th-century Europe. Altogether, about 40 editions of the Cosmographia appeared between 1544 and 1628. Munster dominated cartographic publication during the mid-16th Century and is generally regarded as one of the important map makers of the 16th Century. Geographia: contained a total of 54 woodcut maps, first published in 1540 and re-issued until 1552. Munsters “contemporary” maps were a result of data sent to him by German and European scholars of description of the villages, towns trades etc in their regions. The response was so great that over a 12 year period Munster was able to compile the first of many up-to-date, if not accurate, maps in both his two major publications, Geographia and Cosmographia. The result was one of the first comprehensive cartographical publications of regions of Europe and other parts of the world. Also as was the case with many cartographical publications of the time ancient maps interpreted from the text of the scholar Ptolemy were included along side the “modern” ones. Claude Ptolemy: a Greek mathematician, astronomer and geographer, living in Alexandria, assembled and codified his predecessors’ cartographic theories including those of Strabo & Marinus of Tyre c. AD 120 to whom he was especially indebted. In about AD 150 he published his Geographia, a work in 8 volumes, supposedly illustrated with a world map, 26 regional maps and a profusion of smaller maps. Although the text of the Geographia survived, no maps older than about the twelfth century have come down to us and, in consequence, we have no means of knowing whether the’Ptolemy’ maps on which we set so much store were, in fact, drawn by him or were the interpretations of later map makers using his text as a basis. In Europe the initial awakening of interest in geography arose from the revival of knowledge of Ptolemy’s Geographia soon after the year 1400. Greek manuscript copies made in the twelfth to fourteenth centuries were brought by scholars to Italy from Constantinople and were subsequently translated into Latin and widely studied. This work coincided with, and was much influenced by, the development of printing techniques, particularly, of course, by the invention of movable-type printing by Gutenberg about 1450, which made possible for the first time the production of printed books in quantity. Apart from this factor, other more far-reaching influences were compelling the peoples of Western Europe to look beyond the horizon they had known for so many centuries. With the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 the Turks effectively closed Europe’s trade routes to the East and shut off access to traditional sources of luxuries and precious metals from Asia and, above all, denied the supply of the spices which had become so important in the lives of ordinary people. Other factors often based on long-believed myths and legends added to the urge to break out into the unknown world. The interpretation of Ptolemy’s text began mainly with the Italians Angelus, Beroaldus & Vadius in 1477 and was re-interpreted and re-issued by many over the next century by the likes Waldseemuller 1513, Gastaldi 1548, Mercator 1578 & Magini 1596. Munster, Sebastian 1489 1552 German cartographer, cosmographer, and Hebrew scholar whose work Cosmographia (1544; “Cosmography”) was the earliest German description of the world and a major work in the revival of geographic thought in 16th-century Europe. It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French, Italian, English, and even Czech. Altogether, about 40 editions of the Cosmographia appeared between 1544 and 1628 and was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. Münster was a major influence in popular thinking in Europe for the next 200 years. This success was due not only to the level of descriptive detail but also to the fascinating full page maps & views as well as smaller woodcuts that were included in the text. Many of the woodcuts were executed by famous engravers of the time including Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch, and David Kandel. Münster acquired the material for his book in three ways. Firstly he researched all available literary sources across Germany, Switzerland and other parts of Europe. Secondly he obtained original manuscript material from locals all over Europe for description of the countryside, cities, villages, towns, rivers and local history. Finally, he obtained further material first hand on his travels (primarily in south-west Germany, Switzerland, and Alsace). In 1588 Sebastian Petri re-released Cosomgraphia and re-issued many of Munsters maps and views in the “copperplate style”. The maps in this release were more sophisticated than with earlier publications of Cosomgraphia and were based on the 1570 release of Abraham Ortelius monumental work Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. What is an Antique Map. The word Antique in the traditional sense refers to an item that is more than a hundred years old. The majority of antique maps for sale today come from books or atlases and have survived due to the protection offered by the hardback covers. The first thing to determine when staring a collection or purchasing an item, is what is important to you. Most collectors prefer to build their collections around a theme. You may decide to collect maps from one region or country, charting its development through time. Similarly you could collect maps of one particular period in time, by type i. Sea or celestial charts or by cartographer. The collector might also want to consider the theme of cartographical misconceptions such as California as an island or Australia as Terra Australis or the Great Southern Land. The subject is so wide that any would-be-collector has almost endless possibilities to find his own little niche within the field, and thereby build a rewarding collection. Starting a collection & pricing. Pricing is based on a number of different factors, the most important of which is regional. In any series of maps the most valuable are usually the World Map and the America/North America. The World because it is usually the most decorative and America because it has the strongest regional market. Other factors that come into play re: price is rarity, age, size, historical importance, decorative value (colour) and overall condition and quality of paper it is printed on. As specialised dealers, we frequently work with first time map buyers who are just starting their collection. So please do not hesitate to and we will be happy to help with any questions you may have. Classical Images was founded 1998 and has built an excellent reputation for supplying high quality original antiquarian maps, historical atlases, antique books and prints. We carry an extensive inventory of antiquarian collectibles from the 15th to 19th century. Our collection typically includes rare books and decorative antique maps and prints by renowned cartographers, authors and engravers. Specific items not listed may be sourced on request. Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). We are a primarily an online based enterprise, however our inventory may be viewed by appointment. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “1545 Sebastian Munster Antique Map of France” is in sale since Monday, October 29, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “searching01″ and is located in Ivanhoe, VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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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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1628 Sebastian Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Lyon, France

1628 Sebastian Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Lyon, France

1628 Sebastian Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Lyon, France

Munster, Sebastian 1489 1552. 17in x 15in (435mm x 380mm). (A+) Fine Condition. This fine original wood block engraved antique map a birds eye view of the French city of Lyon in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region was published in the French Section of Sebastian Munsters 1628 edition of Cosmographia, Das ist: Beschreibung der gantzen Welt, Darinnen Aller Monarchien Keyserthumben, Königreichen, Fürstenthumben, Graff- und Herrschafften, Länderen, Stätten und Gemeinden. Ursprung Cosmographia, that is: description of the whole world, in it all monarchies Keyser thumben, kingdoms, prince thumben, graff and herrschafften, countries, places and municipalities. Lyon is the third-largest city and second-largest urban area of France. It is located in the country\’s east-central part at the confluence of the rivers Rhône and Saône, about 470 km south from Paris, 320 km north from Marseille and 56 km northeast from Saint-Étienne. Fernand Braudel remarked, Historians of Lyon are not sufficiently aware of the bi-polarity between Paris and Lyon, which is a constant structure in French development… From the late Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution. In the late 15th century, the fairs introduced by Italian merchants made Lyon the economic counting house of France. Even the Bourse (treasury), built in 1749, resembled a public bazaar where accounts were settled in the open air. When international banking moved to Genoa, then Amsterdam, Lyon remained the banking centre of France. During the Renaissance, the citys development was driven by the silk trade, which strengthened its ties to Italy. Italian influence on Lyon\’s architecture is still visible among historic buildings. In the later 1400s and 1500s Lyon was also a key centre of literary activity and book publishing, both of French writers (such as Maurice Scève, Antoine Heroet, and Louise Labé) and of Italians in exile (such as Luigi Alamanni and Gian Giorgio Trissino). In 1572, Lyon was a scene of mass violence by Catholics against Protestant Huguenots in the St. Two centuries later, Lyon was again convulsed by violence when, during the French Revolution, the citizenry rose up against the National Convention and supported the Girondins. The city was besieged by Revolutionary armies for over two months before surrendering in October 1793. Many buildings were destroyed, especially around the Place Bellecour, while Jean-Marie Collot d Herbois and Joseph Fouché administered the execution of more than 2,000 people. The Convention ordered that its name be changed to Liberated City and a plaque was erected that proclaimed Lyons made war on Liberty; Lyons no longer exists. A decade later, Napoleon ordered the reconstruction of all the buildings demolished during this period. The city became an important industrial town during the 19th century. In 1831 and 1834, the canuts (silk workers) of Lyon staged two major uprisings for better working conditions and pay. In 1862, the first of Lyons extensive network of funicular railways began operation. Paper thickness and quality: – Heavy and stable Paper color : – off white Age of map color: – Colors used: – General color appearance: – Paper size: – 17in x 15in (435mm x 380mm) Plate size: – 17in x 15in (435mm x 380mm) Margins: – Min 1/2in (10mm). Margins: – None Plate area: – None Verso: – None. Background: Cosmographia, Das ist: Beschreibung der gantzen Welt, Darinnen Aller Monarchien Keyserthumben, Königreichen, Fürstenthumben, Graff- und Herrschafften, Länderen, Stätten und Gemeinden. Ursprung, Regiment, Reichthumb, Gewalt und. Dessgleichen Aller deren, beyder Ständen, Regenten: Keysern, Königen, Bäpsten, Bischoffen. By Sebastian Münster was first published in 1544 and is the earliest German-language description of the world. It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French (translated by François de Belleforest), Italian, English, and Czech. The last German edition was published in 1628, long after Munsters 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 Manuel Deutsch, and David Kandel). It was most important in reviving geography in 16th-century Europe. Among the notable maps within Cosmographia is the map Tabula novarum insularum, which is credited as the first map to show the American continents as geographically discrete. Munsters earlier geographic works were Germania descriptio (1530) and Mappa Europae (1536). In 1540, he published a Latin edition of Ptolemys Geographia with illustrations. Munster, Sebastian 1489 1552 German cartographer, cosmographer, and Hebrew scholar whose work Cosmographia (1544; \\\”Cosmography\\\”) was the earliest German description of the world and a major work in the revival of geographic thought in 16th-century Europe. It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French, Italian, English, and even Czech. Altogether, about 40 editions of the Cosmographia appeared between 1544 and 1628 and was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. Münster was a major influence in popular thinking in Europe for the next 200 years. This success was due not only to the level of descriptive detail but also to the fascinating full page maps & views as well as smaller woodcuts that were included in the text. Many of the woodcuts were executed by famous engravers of the time including Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch, and David Kandel. Münster acquired the material for his book in three ways. Firstly he researched all available literary sources across Germany, Switzerland and other parts of Europe. Secondly he obtained original manuscript material from locals all over Europe for description of the countryside, cities, villages, towns, rivers and local history. Finally, he obtained further material first hand on his travels (primarily in south-west Germany, Switzerland, and Alsace). In 1588 Sebastian Petri re-released Cosomgraphia and re-issued many of Munsters maps and views in the \\\”copperplate style\\\”. The maps in this release were more sophisticated than with earlier publications of Cosomgraphia and were based on the 1570 release of Abraham Ortelius monumental work Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. (Ref: Tooley; M&B) Please note all items auctioned are genuine, we do not sell reproductions. A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) can be issued on request. What is an Antique Map. The word Antique in the traditional sense refers to an item that is more than a hundred years old. The majority of antique maps for sale today come from books or atlases and have survived due to the protection offered by the hardback covers. The first thing to determine when staring a collection or purchasing an item, is what is important to you. Most collectors prefer to build their collections around a theme. You may decide to collect maps from one region or country, charting its development through time. Similarly you could collect maps of one particular period in time, by type i. Sea or celestial charts or by cartographer. The collector might also want to consider the theme of cartographical misconceptions such as California as an island or Australia as Terra Australis or the Great Southern Land. The subject is so wide that any would-be-collector has almost endless possibilities to find his own little niche within the field, and thereby build a rewarding collection. Starting a collection & pricing. Pricing is based on a number of different factors, the most important of which is regional. In any series of maps the most valuable are usually the World Map and the America/North America. The World because it is usually the most decorative and America because it has the strongest regional market. Other factors that come into play re: price is rarity, age, size, historical importance, decorative value (colour) and overall condition and quality of paper it is printed on. As specialised dealers, we frequently work with first time map buyers who are just starting their collection. Classical Images was founded 1998 and has built an excellent reputation for supplying high quality original antiquarian maps, historical atlases, antique books and prints. We carry an extensive inventory of antiquarian collectibles from the 15th to 19th century. Our collection typically includes rare books and decorative antique maps and prints by renowned cartographers, authors and engravers. Specific items not listed may be sourced on request. Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). We are a primarily an online based enterprise, however our inventory may be viewed by appointment. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “1628 Sebastian Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Lyon, France” is in sale since Sunday, October 14, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “searching01″ and is located in Melbourne, Vic. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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1598 Sebastian Munster Antique Map, Birds Eye View, The City of Tours, France

1598 Sebastian Munster Antique Map, Birds Eye View, The City of Tours, France

Sebastian Munster 1489 1552. 15in x 13in (380mm x 330mm). (A+) Fine Condition. This large finely engraved original antique print a view of the French city of Tours was published by Sebastian Munster in the 1598 edition of Cosmographia. Tours is a city located in the centre-west of France. It is the administrative centre of the Indre-et-Loire department and the largest city in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France (although it is not the capital, which is the region’s second-largest city, Orléans). Tours stands on the lower reaches of the River Loire, between Orléans and the Atlantic coast. The surrounding district, the traditional province of Touraine, is known for its wines, for the alleged perfection (as perceived by some speakers) of its local spoken French, and for the Battle of Tours (732). Paper thickness and quality: – Heavy and stable Paper color : – off white Age of map color: – Colors used: – General color appearance: – Paper size: – 15in x 13in (380mm x 330mm) Plate size: – 15in x 13in (380mm x 330mm) Margins: – Min 1/2in (12mm). Margins: – None Plate area: – None Verso: – None. Background: For a variety of reasons town plans were comparatively latecomers in the long history of cartography. Few cities in Europe in the middle ages had more than 20,00 inhabitants and even London in the late Elizabethan period had only 100-150,000 people which in itself was probably 10 times that of any other English city. The Nuremberg Chronicle in 1493 included one of the first town views of Jerusalem, thereafter, for most of the sixteenth century, German cartographers led the way in producing town plans in a modern sense. In 1544 Sebastian Munster issued in Basle his Cosmographia containing roughly sixty-six plans and views, some in the plan form, but many in the old panorama or birds eye view. Sebastian Munster 1489 1552 German cartographer, cosmographer, and Hebrew scholar whose work Cosmographia (1544; “Cosmography”) was the earliest German description of the world and a major work in the revival of geographic thought in 16th-century Europe. It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French, Italian, English, and even Czech. Altogether, about 40 editions of the Cosmographia appeared between 1544 and 1628 and was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. Münster was a major influence in popular thinking in Europe for the next 200 years. This success was due not only to the level of descriptive detail but also to the fascinating full page maps & views as well as smaller woodcuts that were included in the text. Many of the woodcuts were executed by famous engravers of the time including Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch, and David Kandel. Münster acquired the material for his book in three ways. Firstly he researched all available literary sources across Germany, Switzerland and other parts of Europe. Secondly he obtained original manuscript material from locals all over Europe for description of the countryside, cities, villages, towns, rivers and local history. Finally, he obtained further material first hand on his travels (primarily in south-west Germany, Switzerland, and Alsace). In 1588 Sebastian Petri re-released Cosomgraphia and re-issued many of Munsters maps and views in the “copperplate style”. The maps in this release were more sophisticated than with earlier publications of Cosomgraphia and were based on the 1570 release of Abraham Ortelius monumental work Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. What is an Antique Map. The word Antique in the traditional sense refers to an item that is more than a hundred years old. The majority of antique maps for sale today come from books or atlases and have survived due to the protection offered by the hardback covers. The first thing to determine when staring a collection or purchasing an item, is what is important to you. Most collectors prefer to build their collections around a theme. You may decide to collect maps from one region or country, charting its development through time. Similarly you could collect maps of one particular period in time, by type i. Sea or celestial charts or by cartographer. The collector might also want to consider the theme of cartographical misconceptions such as California as an island or Australia as Terra Australis or the Great Southern Land. The subject is so wide that any would-be-collector has almost endless possibilities to find his own little niche within the field, and thereby build a rewarding collection. Starting a collection & pricing. Pricing is based on a number of different factors, the most important of which is regional. In any series of maps the most valuable are usually the World Map and the America/North America. The World because it is usually the most decorative and America because it has the strongest regional market. Other factors that come into play re: price is rarity, age, size, historical importance, decorative value (colour) and overall condition and quality of paper it is printed on. As specialised dealers, we frequently work with first time map buyers who are just starting their collection. So please do not hesitate to and we will be happy to help with any questions you may have. Classical Images was founded 1998 and has built an excellent reputation for supplying high quality original antiquarian maps, historical atlases, antique books and prints. We carry an extensive inventory of antiquarian collectibles from the 15th to 19th century. Our collection typically includes rare books and decorative antique maps and prints by renowned cartographers, authors and engravers. Specific items not listed may be sourced on request. Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). We are a primarily an online based enterprise, however our inventory may be viewed by appointment. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “1598 Sebastian Munster Antique Map, Birds Eye View, The City of Tours, France” is in sale since Sunday, July 16, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “searching01″ and is located in Melbourne, Vic. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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1545 Sebastian Munster & Claude Ptolemy Original Antique Map of France

1545 Sebastian Munster & Claude Ptolemy Original Antique Map of France

Description Novvelle Des Gaules. Munster, Sebastian 1489 1552. 16in x 12 1/2in (405mm x 320mm). (A+) Fine Condition. This fine beautifully hand coloured original antique map of modern contemporary France in the mid 16th century was published by Sebastian Munster in the 1545 edition of Ptolemy’s Geographia, with 54 maps based on text by the Greek Mathematician Claude Ptolemy. Paper thickness and quality: – Heavy and stable Paper color : – off white Age of map color: – Early Colors used: – Yellow, green, blue, pink General color appearance: – Authentic Paper size: – 16in x 12 1/2in (405mm x 320mm) Plate size: – 16in x 12 1/2in (405mm x 320mm) Margins: – Min 1in (25mm). Margins: – None Plate area: – None Verso: – Verso backed in transparent archival Japanese tissue. Background: Munster’s Geographia (first published in 1540) and his later Cosmographia were cartographic landmarks. The Geographia included not only Ptolemaic maps, but also a number of landmark modern maps, including the first separate maps of the 4 continents, the first map of England and the earliest obtainable map of Scandinavia. The Cosmographia (first published in 1544) was the earliest German description of the world and a major work in the revival of geographic thought in 16th-century Europe. Altogether, about 40 editions of the Cosmographia appeared between 1544 and 1628. Munster dominated cartographic publication during the mid-16th Century and is generally regarded as one of the important map makers of the 16th Century. Geographia: contained a total of 54 woodcut maps, first published in 1540 and re-issued until 1552. Munsters “contemporary” maps were a result of data sent to him by German and European scholars of description of the villages, towns trades etc in their regions. The response was so great that over a 12 year period Munster was able to compile the first of many up-to-date, if not accurate, maps in both his two major publications, Geographia and Cosmographia. The result was one of the first comprehensive cartographical publications of regions of Europe and other parts of the world. Also as was the case with many cartographical publications of the time ancient maps interpreted from the text of the scholar Ptolemy were included along side the “modern” ones. Claude Ptolemy: a Greek mathematician, astronomer and geographer, living in Alexandria, assembled and codified his predecessors’ cartographic theories including those of Strabo & Marinus of Tyre c. AD 120 to whom he was especially indebted. In about AD 150 he published his Geographia, a work in 8 volumes, supposedly illustrated with a world map, 26 regional maps and a profusion of smaller maps. Although the text of the Geographia survived, no maps older than about the twelfth century have come down to us and, in consequence, we have no means of knowing whether the’Ptolemy’ maps on which we set so much store were, in fact, drawn by him or were the interpretations of later map makers using his text as a basis. In Europe the initial awakening of interest in geography arose from the revival of knowledge of Ptolemy’s Geographia soon after the year 1400. Greek manuscript copies made in the twelfth to fourteenth centuries were brought by scholars to Italy from Constantinople and were subsequently translated into Latin and widely studied. This work coincided with, and was much influenced by, the development of printing techniques, particularly, of course, by the invention of movable-type printing by Gutenberg about 1450, which made possible for the first time the production of printed books in quantity. Apart from this factor, other more far-reaching influences were compelling the peoples of Western Europe to look beyond the horizon they had known for so many centuries. With the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 the Turks effectively closed Europe’s trade routes to the East and shut off access to traditional sources of luxuries and precious metals from Asia and, above all, denied the supply of the spices which had become so important in the lives of ordinary people. Other factors often based on long-believed myths and legends added to the urge to break out into the unknown world. The interpretation of Ptolemy’s text began mainly with the Italians Angelus, Beroaldus & Vadius in 1477 and was re-interpreted and re-issued by many over the next century by the likes Waldseemuller 1513, Gastaldi 1548, Mercator 1578 & Magini 1596. Munster, Sebastian 1489 1552 German cartographer, cosmographer, and Hebrew scholar whose work Cosmographia (1544; “Cosmography”) was the earliest German description of the world and a major work in the revival of geographic thought in 16th-century Europe. It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French, Italian, English, and even Czech. Altogether, about 40 editions of the Cosmographia appeared between 1544 and 1628 and was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. Münster was a major influence in popular thinking in Europe for the next 200 years. This success was due not only to the level of descriptive detail but also to the fascinating full page maps & views as well as smaller woodcuts that were included in the text. Many of the woodcuts were executed by famous engravers of the time including Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch, and David Kandel. Münster acquired the material for his book in three ways. Firstly he researched all available literary sources across Germany, Switzerland and other parts of Europe. Secondly he obtained original manuscript material from locals all over Europe for description of the countryside, cities, villages, towns, rivers and local history. Finally, he obtained further material first hand on his travels (primarily in south-west Germany, Switzerland, and Alsace). In 1588 Sebastian Petri re-released Cosomgraphia and re-issued many of Munsters maps and views in the “copperplate style”. The maps in this release were more sophisticated than with earlier publications of Cosomgraphia and were based on the 1570 release of Abraham Ortelius monumental work Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. What is an Antique Map. The word Antique in the traditional sense refers to an item that is more than a hundred years old. The majority of antique maps for sale today come from books or atlases and have survived due to the protection offered by the hardback covers. The first thing to determine when staring a collection or purchasing an item, is what is important to you. Most collectors prefer to build their collections around a theme. You may decide to collect maps from one region or country, charting its development through time. Similarly you could collect maps of one particular period in time, by type i. Sea or celestial charts or by cartographer. The collector might also want to consider the theme of cartographical misconceptions such as California as an island or Australia as Terra Australis or the Great Southern Land. The subject is so wide that any would-be-collector has almost endless possibilities to find his own little niche within the field, and thereby build a rewarding collection. Starting a collection & pricing. Pricing is based on a number of different factors, the most important of which is regional. In any series of maps the most valuable are usually the World Map and the America/North America. The World because it is usually the most decorative and America because it has the strongest regional market. Other factors that come into play re: price is rarity, age, size, historical importance, decorative value (colour) and overall condition and quality of paper it is printed on. As specialised dealers, we frequently work with first time map buyers who are just starting their collection. So please do not hesitate to and we will be happy to help with any questions you may have. Classical Images was founded 1998 and has built an excellent reputation for supplying high quality original antiquarian maps, historical atlases, antique books and prints. We carry an extensive inventory of antiquarian collectibles from the 15th to 19th century. Our collection typically includes rare books and decorative antique maps and prints by renowned cartographers, authors and engravers. Specific items not listed may be sourced on request. Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). We are a primarily an online based enterprise, however our inventory may be viewed by appointment. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “1545 Sebastian Munster & Claude Ptolemy Original Antique Map of France” is in sale since Sunday, May 20, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “searching01″ and is located in Ivanhoe, VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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Colmar France Cosmographia Sebastian Münster 1570 Mapandmaps

Die Statt Colmar antique woodcut France Münster 1572. Titel:Die Statt Colmar Description: Colmar Alsace, old antique 16th-century woodcut birds-eye view of the city and surrounding are, with the Gothic Eglise Saint-Martin church in centre of the town. Sebastian Munster, one of the most important and famous mapmakers of the mid-sixteenth century, and published two books, an edition of Ptolemy’s Geographia, in 1540, with 48 double-page woodcut maps, and his Cosmographia, published in 1544, which contained upwards of five hundred woodcuts, including 24 double-page maps. The Cosmographia by Sebastian Münster was published in 46 editions. In German between 1544 and 1628, in Latin between 1550 and 1559, in Italian in 1558 and in French in 1575. Authentic Antique Old Maps & Prints from the past See our historic maps of the Centuries of the World continents. 16th -17th -18th-19th Century maps & atlases & prints. We sell guaranteed Absolutely Original authentic Maps and Prints. Size: Size sheet app. 45 x 36 CM. 17.5 x 14 inches. 34 x 23 cm. 13.5 x 9 inches. Condition : Overall very good, fold as published. All maps and prints are genuine, authentic, published at the date stated in this listing! Mapandmaps that’s it. Always real antique maps – Always original – Never reproductions. For better quality pictures please go to our web site. All maps and prints are genuine, authentic, published at the date stated above. 3 day’s Global Express Courier Services on request. The item “Colmar France Cosmographia Sebastian Münster 1570 Mapandmaps” is in sale since Thursday, April 26, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “mapandmaps” and is located in Europe. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Condition: Used
  • Type: County Map
  • Date Range: 1700-1799
  • Cartographer/Publisher: See the description of the map.
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
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Colmar France Cosmographia Sebastian Münster 1570 Mapandmaps

Colmar France Cosmographia Sebastian Münster 1570 Mapandmaps

Colmar France Cosmographia Sebastian Münster 1570 Mapandmaps

Die Statt Colmar antique woodcut France Münster 1572. Titel:Die Statt Colmar Description: Colmar Alsace, old antique 16th-century woodcut birds-eye view of the city and surrounding are, with the Gothic Eglise Saint-Martin church in centre of the town. Sebastian Munster, one of the most important and famous mapmakers of the mid-sixteenth century, and published two books, an edition of Ptolemy’s Geographia, in 1540, with 48 double-page woodcut maps, and his Cosmographia, published in 1544, which contained upwards of five hundred woodcuts, including 24 double-page maps. The Cosmographia by Sebastian Münster was published in 46 editions. In German between 1544 and 1628, in Latin between 1550 and 1559, in Italian in 1558 and in French in 1575. Authentic Antique Old Maps & Prints from the past See our historic maps of the Centuries of the World continents. 16th -17th -18th-19th Century maps & atlases & prints. We sell guaranteed Absolutely Original authentic Maps and Prints. Size: Size sheet app. 45 x 36 CM. 17.5 x 14 inches. 34 x 23 cm. 13.5 x 9 inches. Condition : Overall very good, fold as published. All maps and prints are genuine, authentic, published at the date stated in this listing! Mapandmaps that’s it. Always real antique maps – Always original – Never reproductions. For better quality pictures please go to our web site. All maps and prints are genuine, authentic, published at the date stated above. 3 day’s Global Express Courier Services on request. The item “Colmar France Cosmographia Sebastian Münster 1570 Mapandmaps” is in sale since Sunday, March 18, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “mapandmaps” and is located in Europe. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Condition: Used
  • Type: County Map
  • Date Range: 1700-1799
  • Cartographer/Publisher: See the description of the map.
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
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1545 Sebastian Munster & Claude Ptolemy Original Antique Map of France

1545 Sebastian Munster & Claude Ptolemy Original Antique Map of France

Description Novvelle Des Gaules. Munster, Sebastian 1489 1552. 16in x 12 1/2in (405mm x 320mm). (A+) Fine Condition. This fine beautifully hand coloured original antique map of modern contemporary France in the mid 16th century was published by Sebastian Munster in the 1545 edition of Ptolemy’s Geographia, with 54 maps based on text by the Greek Mathematician Claude Ptolemy. Paper thickness and quality: – Heavy and stable Paper color : – off white Age of map color: – Early Colors used: – Yellow, green, blue, pink General color appearance: – Authentic Paper size: – 16in x 12 1/2in (405mm x 320mm) Plate size: – 16in x 12 1/2in (405mm x 320mm) Margins: – Min 1in (25mm). Margins: – None Plate area: – None Verso: – Verso backed in transparent archival Japanese tissue. Background: Munster’s Geographia (first published in 1540) and his later Cosmographia were cartographic landmarks. The Geographia included not only Ptolemaic maps, but also a number of landmark modern maps, including the first separate maps of the 4 continents, the first map of England and the earliest obtainable map of Scandinavia. The Cosmographia (first published in 1544) was the earliest German description of the world and a major work in the revival of geographic thought in 16th-century Europe. Altogether, about 40 editions of the Cosmographia appeared between 1544 and 1628. Munster dominated cartographic publication during the mid-16th Century and is generally regarded as one of the important map makers of the 16th Century. Geographia: contained a total of 54 woodcut maps, first published in 1540 and re-issued until 1552. Munsters “contemporary” maps were a result of data sent to him by German and European scholars of description of the villages, towns trades etc in their regions. The response was so great that over a 12 year period Munster was able to compile the first of many up-to-date, if not accurate, maps in both his two major publications, Geographia and Cosmographia. The result was one of the first comprehensive cartographical publications of regions of Europe and other parts of the world. Also as was the case with many cartographical publications of the time ancient maps interpreted from the text of the scholar Ptolemy were included along side the “modern” ones. Claude Ptolemy: a Greek mathematician, astronomer and geographer, living in Alexandria, assembled and codified his predecessors’ cartographic theories including those of Strabo & Marinus of Tyre c. AD 120 to whom he was especially indebted. In about AD 150 he published his Geographia, a work in 8 volumes, supposedly illustrated with a world map, 26 regional maps and a profusion of smaller maps. Although the text of the Geographia survived, no maps older than about the twelfth century have come down to us and, in consequence, we have no means of knowing whether the’Ptolemy’ maps on which we set so much store were, in fact, drawn by him or were the interpretations of later map makers using his text as a basis. In Europe the initial awakening of interest in geography arose from the revival of knowledge of Ptolemy’s Geographia soon after the year 1400. Greek manuscript copies made in the twelfth to fourteenth centuries were brought by scholars to Italy from Constantinople and were subsequently translated into Latin and widely studied. This work coincided with, and was much influenced by, the development of printing techniques, particularly, of course, by the invention of movable-type printing by Gutenberg about 1450, which made possible for the first time the production of printed books in quantity. Apart from this factor, other more far-reaching influences were compelling the peoples of Western Europe to look beyond the horizon they had known for so many centuries. With the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 the Turks effectively closed Europe’s trade routes to the East and shut off access to traditional sources of luxuries and precious metals from Asia and, above all, denied the supply of the spices which had become so important in the lives of ordinary people. Other factors often based on long-believed myths and legends added to the urge to break out into the unknown world. The interpretation of Ptolemy’s text began mainly with the Italians Angelus, Beroaldus & Vadius in 1477 and was re-interpreted and re-issued by many over the next century by the likes Waldseemuller 1513, Gastaldi 1548, Mercator 1578 & Magini 1596. Munster, Sebastian 1489 1552 German cartographer, cosmographer, and Hebrew scholar whose work Cosmographia (1544; “Cosmography”) was the earliest German description of the world and a major work in the revival of geographic thought in 16th-century Europe. It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French, Italian, English, and even Czech. Altogether, about 40 editions of the Cosmographia appeared between 1544 and 1628 and was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. Münster was a major influence in popular thinking in Europe for the next 200 years. This success was due not only to the level of descriptive detail but also to the fascinating full page maps & views as well as smaller woodcuts that were included in the text. Many of the woodcuts were executed by famous engravers of the time including Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch, and David Kandel. Münster acquired the material for his book in three ways. Firstly he researched all available literary sources across Germany, Switzerland and other parts of Europe. Secondly he obtained original manuscript material from locals all over Europe for description of the countryside, cities, villages, towns, rivers and local history. Finally, he obtained further material first hand on his travels (primarily in south-west Germany, Switzerland, and Alsace). In 1588 Sebastian Petri re-released Cosomgraphia and re-issued many of Munsters maps and views in the “copperplate style”. The maps in this release were more sophisticated than with earlier publications of Cosomgraphia and were based on the 1570 release of Abraham Ortelius monumental work Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. What is an Antique Map. The word Antique in the traditional sense refers to an item that is more than a hundred years old. The majority of antique maps for sale today come from books or atlases and have survived due to the protection offered by the hardback covers. The first thing to determine when staring a collection or purchasing an item, is what is important to you. Most collectors prefer to build their collections around a theme. You may decide to collect maps from one region or country, charting its development through time. Similarly you could collect maps of one particular period in time, by type i. Sea or celestial charts or by cartographer. The collector might also want to consider the theme of cartographical misconceptions such as California as an island or Australia as Terra Australis or the Great Southern Land. The subject is so wide that any would-be-collector has almost endless possibilities to find his own little niche within the field, and thereby build a rewarding collection. Starting a collection & pricing. Pricing is based on a number of different factors, the most important of which is regional. In any series of maps the most valuable are usually the World Map and the America/North America. The World because it is usually the most decorative and America because it has the strongest regional market. Other factors that come into play re: price is rarity, age, size, historical importance, decorative value (colour) and overall condition and quality of paper it is printed on. As specialised dealers, we frequently work with first time map buyers who are just starting their collection. So please do not hesitate to and we will be happy to help with any questions you may have. Classical Images was founded 1998 and has built an excellent reputation for supplying high quality original antiquarian maps, historical atlases, antique books and prints. We carry an extensive inventory of antiquarian collectibles from the 15th to 19th century. Our collection typically includes rare books and decorative antique maps and prints by renowned cartographers, authors and engravers. Specific items not listed may be sourced on request. Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). We are a primarily an online based enterprise, however our inventory may be viewed by appointment. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “1545 Sebastian Munster & Claude Ptolemy Original Antique Map of France” is in sale since Friday, January 19, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “searching01″ and is located in Ivanhoe, VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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Ca 1552 Wood Cut Map City Of Selestat Alsace France Sebastian Munster

Ca 1552 Wood Cut Map City Of Selestat Alsace France Sebastian Munster

Ca 1552 Wood Cut Map City Of Selestat Alsace France Sebastian Munster

Ca 1552 Wood Cut Map City Of Selestat Alsace France Sebastian Munster

Ca 1552 Wood Cut Map City Of Selestat Alsace France Sebastian Munster

Sebastian Munster, publisher, SELESTAD OU SCHLETSTAD , CITE IMPERIALE, SITUEE AU MILIEU DU PAYS D’ALSACE EN SORT BON LIEU , ca 1552, from the French edition of Cosmographia editions of which were published 1552-75. Woodcut topographical map of the city of SELESTAT, ALSACE, FRANCE , original, on laid paper measuring 14 1/2″w x 11 1/2″h, map area is 9 5/8″ x 13″, + additional area for top letterpress title. Center fold, printed letterpress to reverse. In very good condition, center fold has binding hole. The item “Ca 1552 Wood Cut Map City Of Selestat Alsace France Sebastian Munster” is in sale since Sunday, November 25, 2012. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “golfartstock” and is located in Rochester, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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