Sélestat France old map Die Statt Schletstatt Sebastian Munster 1578
Titel: Die Statt Schletstatt (verso) Above the picture the title "Selestadium uulgo Schletstat, ciuitas imperialis, in medio Alsatiae optimo loco sita". In the sky the slogan "Schletstatt" held by a putto with coat of arms of the Town.
Sélestat Alsace France, antique woodcut in bird eye view with fortifications, waterways and surrounded places of the old town.
The Cosmographia is the earliest German description of the world.
Author: Sebastian Munster a German writer, historicus, mapmaker, cartographer, cosmographer born in Ingelheim Germany. Münster completed his studies at the Universität Tübingen in 1518 led by Johannes Stöffler.
Publisher: Heinrich Petri (1508-24.4.1579) Basel. Working with his stepfather Sebastian Münster, Heinrich Peteri became one of the most important Hebraica and map printers of his time.
Woodcutters: Lower right the monogram "RMD" = Hans Rudolf Manuel German, the monogram "HH" = Heinrich Holtzmüller.
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Size: Size sheet app.: 16 x 13 inches. 41 x 33 cm. Image app.: 12.75 x 7.75 inches. 32.5 x 19.5 cm. Condition : Overall very good, fold as published, light soiled borders.