Germany Luneburg Antique woodcut map Sebastian Munster 1562
Description: Historic map of Luneburg, old 16th-century antique birds-eye view of the city and surrounding area, with putti among clouds in sky holding the coats of arms and a tablet bearing the name of the town, All In Hand Coloring.
Mapmaker: 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.
Printed by: Heinrich Petri.
Size: Size sheet app.: 38.5 x 31 cm. 15.25 x 12.25 inches. Image app. : 38.5 x 9 cm. 15.15 x 3.5 inches. Condition : Detailed woodcut print in good condition, fold as published.