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Sitten (Sion) Valais Woodcut Sebastian Münster 1578
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Die Statt Sitten Sebastian Münster 1578 Old Woodcut Sion Switzerland.



Woodcut map of Sitten (Sion) in Valais Switzerland.

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Die Statt Sitten sampt zweyen Schlössern.Sion Seb. Münster 1578

Titel: Die Statt Sitten sampt zweyen Schlössern . . .

Description: Woodcut map of Sitten (Sion) in Valais Switzerland with fortifications, churches and castles.
The Valère basilica, also called Valère castle is a fortified church situated in Sion. It faces the Château de Tourbillon, located on the opposite hill.
Tourbillon was built around 1300 by Bishop Boniface de Challant. German edition of Münster.

Sebastian Munster (1488-1552)
Sebastian worked as a lecturer at the University of the Franciscan Order in Tübingen, where he studied astrology to the famous astronomer Johannes Stöffler. in addition to his main work, the Cosmographia, Sebastian Munster wrote some very extensive work in the field of Hebrew studies, natural science, geography, and theology.
The map is a more than 425 years old woodblock print, hand colored from Sebastian Munsters Cosmographia, one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century.

16th - 17th - 18th - 19th Century maps & atlases & prints.
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Size app.:
Sheet: 16 x 13.25 inches. (38 x 33.5 cm.)
Image: 14.5 x 10.25 inches. (36 x 25.5 cm.)
Condition: Nice original map in very good condition, center fold as published.