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Saint-Quentin France Old woodcut Sebastian Munster 1628.
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Saint-Quentin France Old woodcut Sebastian Munster 1628.

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Fine hand colored bird eye view of the Battle of St. Quentin.

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Saint-Quentin France Old woodcut Sebastian Munster 1628.

Title: Statt St. Quentin.

Early 16th-century birds-eye view of the Battle of the battle of Saint-Quentin.
(German edition)


Description: Saint-Quentin Old antique woodcut with German description and letter notes of the town and battle by Sebastian Munster a German cartographer, cosmographer, and a Christian Hebraist scholar. His work, the Cosmographia from 1544, was the earliest German description of the world.

The Battle of St. Quentin on 10 August 1557jul was the first battle of the reign of Philip II and the most important of the last phase of the Habsburg-Valois Wars. (the Habsburg-French conflict (1552-1559) held and resulted in a decisive victory over the Spaniards)

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.

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Size:
Sheet app.: 42 x 37 cm. 16.5 x 14.5 inches.
Image app.: 40.5 x 23 cm. 15.75 x 9 inches.
Condition : Overall very good. Fold as published.