Germany Speyer Cathedrals old woodcut Sebastian Munster 1550
A bird's-eye view of the village of Speyer, showing the Speyer Cathedrals and the surrounded area.
Mapmaker: Sebastian Munster (1488-1552) 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 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.
Size: Size sheet app.: 41 x 32 cm. 16.25 x12.5 inches Image app. : 38.5 x 23 cm. 15 x 9 inches. Condition : Overall very good, fold as published, browning over the entirely page.