The Duke Of Pomerania woodcut Sebastian Munster. 1550
Title: Der Herzog von Pomern wird Koning Denmark (The Duke of Pomerania becomes Koning Denmark)
Description: 16th century historical woodcut with German text. Pomerania, or Pommern as it was called in Germany, was a Prussian province in northern Germany bordering on the Baltic Sea. It was surrounded by Mecklenburg-Schwerin on the West, Brandenburg on the South, and West Prussia on the East
Cartographer / 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.
Size leaf app.: 12.25 x 7.4 inches. (31 x 19 cm.) Condition Good, browning over the entirely page.