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Germanic neopaganism, heathenism, antique leaf by Seb. Munster 1550
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Germanic neopaganism, heathenism woodcut print by Seb. Munster 1550



Title: Anfang Der Abgotteren.

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Germanic neopaganism, heathenism woodcut print by Seb. Munster 1550

Title: Anfang Der Abgotteren.

A beautiful full leaf 17th-century colored Woodcut illustration with description and illustrations by Sebastian Munster Origin Cosmographia printed in woodblock by Henri Petri, Basel 1550.

Sebastian Munster (1488-1552) is 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 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.

Sheet app.: 32 x 21 cm. 13 x 8 inches.
Condition: Light soiling and browning over the entirely page, View overall good. German text.