Würzburg Old map Germany by Sebastian Munster 1558
Titel: Herbipolis Würzburg.
Description: Old map of Würzburg, 16th-century antique woodcut map in birds-eye view shows the city walls and fortifications castle and surrounding area.
The map is an more than 400 years old woodblock print, hand colored, origin Sebastian Munsters Cosmographia, one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century.
Mapmaker: Sebastian Munster (1488-1552) an German writer, historicus, mapmaker, cartographer, cosmographer born in Ingelheim Germany. Münster completed his studies at the Universität Tübingen in 1518 led by Johannes Stöffler.
Munster 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.
Size sheet app.: 41 x 32 cm. 16.25 x12.5 inches Image app. : 39.5 x 28 cm. 15.5 x 11 inches. Condition : Overall view very good, soiling on edges, German text verso. Fold as published. Small tiny tear restoration in lower border.