Montpellier France old woodcut Montpelhier Munster 1578
Titel: Die Statt Montpellier…
Early 16th-century birds-eye view of Montpellier. (German edition)
Description: Montpellier Old antique woodcut with German description and letter notes, hand coloring of the town in France 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.
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: Size sheet app.: 39 x 33 cm. 15.5 x 13 inches Image app. 31 x 10 cm. 12.25 x 4 inches. Condition : Overall very good, 2 wormholes outside text and image showing the age of this map, centerfold as published.