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Lot #1 - "La Cosmographie Universelle Recueillie de Chasque bon Autheur & Approue, tant des Historiens..."   Sebastian Munster Next lot »
Sebastian Munster (1489 - 1552) was one of the three most renowned cartographers of the sixteenth century, along with Mercator and Ortelius. Munster's Geographia and Cosmographia Universalis were two of the most widely read and influential books of the period. His editions of Ptolemy's Geographia, published between 1540 and 1552, were illustrated with 48 woodcut maps, the standard 27 Ptolemaic maps supplemented by 21 new maps. These new maps included a separate map of each of the known continents and marked the development of regional cartography in Central Europe. The antique geography was a prelude to Munster's major work, the Cosmographia, which was published in nearly 30 editions in six languages between 1544 and 1578 and then was revised and reissued by Sebastian Petri from 1588 to 1628. The Cosmographia was a geographical as well as historical and ethnographic description of the world. It contained the maps from the Geographia plus additional regional maps and city views with nearly 500 illustrations which made it one of the most popular pictorial encyclopedias of the sixteen century.

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Lot 1
By: Sebastian Munster
Subject: Title Pages
Date: 1552 (published)

Publication: La Cosmographie Universelle

Condition Code: A

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Color: hand color

Size: 6.3 x 4.5 inches
         16.0 x 11.5 cm


    This title page contains an interesting woodblock engraving showing God's creation of the heavens and the earth. The quaint view is supported by angels at top and demons in the lower corners. Printed on a full sheet of French text measuring 8.1 x 12.4".

Condition Description: A dark impression with marginal soiling and minor archival repairs along the edges of the sheet.

Ref: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.MUN-1d.

Estimate:
$240.00 - $300.00


Sold for: $180.00

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