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Lüneburg German Antique Woodcut Seb. Münster 1562
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Lüneburg woodcut The Cosmographia Sebastian Munster 1562

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Luneburg Old 16th-century antique birds-eye view of the city and surrounding area by the writer mapmaker Sebastian Munster.

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Lüneburg woodcut The Cosmographia Sebastian Munster 1562

Titel: Luneburg

Description: Luneburg 16th-century antique birds-eye view of the city and surrounding area by the writer mapmaker Sebastian Munster.

The 450 years old woodprint with title cartouche and two coats of arms are held aloft by putti is hand colored and from the German edition of the The Cosmographia.

Lüneburg is now one of Hamburg's inner suburbs, but was an important member of the Hanseatic League during the sixteenth century.

Sebastian Munster (1488-1552)
One of the most important and famous mapmakers of the mid-sixteenth century, 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.
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Size sheet app.: 41 x 32 cm. 16.25 x 12.5 inches.
Condition : View overall very good, fold as published, text Old German.