Salins-les-Bains France antique woodcut Münster 1570
Titel: Salin Belim - Salins-les-Bains.
Early antique woodcut print of Salins-les-Bains France in hand coloring.
The territory of Salins, which was enfeoffed in the 10th century by the Abbey of Saint Maurice-en-Valais to the counts of Mâcon, remained in possession of their descendants till 1175. Maurette de Salins, heiress of this dynasty, brought the lordship to the house of Vienne, and her granddaughter sold it in 1225 to Hugh IV of Burgundy, who ceded it in 1237 to John of Chalon in exchange for the county of Chalon. John's descendants, counts and dukes of Burgundy, emperors and kings of the house of Austria all bore the title of sire de Salins. In 1477 Salins was taken by the French and temporarily made the seat of the parliament of Franche-Comté by Louis XI. In 1668 and 1674 it was retaken by the French and thenceforward remained in their power.
Auteur: 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.
Size sheet app.: 39 x 29 cm. 15.5 x 11.5 inches. Image app. : 36 x 27 cm. 14.25 x 10.75 inches. Condition : Overall very good, short borders, fold as published.