Bordeaux Old Antique Maps France Sebastian Münster 1561
Titel: Die Statt Bourdeaue. Warhaffte contrafhetung der namhaffien Statt Bourdeaur.
Description: Bordeaux France, 16th century antique woodcut map in birds eye view showing the fortifications of the historic city and surrounded area.
A nice example.
Cartographer: Sebastian Münster (1488-1552) Sebastian Münster was a German cartographer, cosmographer. His Cosmographia of 1544 was the earliest description of the world in the German-language. It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French, Italian, English, and even Czech.
The Cosmographia was one of the most successful and popular works of the 16th century. This success was due to the fascinating woodcuts by Heinrich Holzmuller (HH-HHF) Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch(HRMD) Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, and David Kandel. It was most important in reviving geography in 16th-century Europe. The last German edition was published in 1628, long after his death.
Heinrich Petri printer, bookseller and publisher. Basel.
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Size: 16 x 12.5 inches. 32 x 40 cm. Condition: Image excellent, Nice print, Very good condition, 2 tiny marginal centerfold repairs.