Chur Grisons Switzerland woodcut map by Sebastian Münster 1561
Title: Von dem Hoff zu Chur.
Description: Antique woodcut map of Chur Switzerland, the oldest city. Map in full old coloring. Description text in German.
Cartographer: Sebastian Münster (1488-1552) Sebastian Münster was a German cartographer, cosmographer. His Cosmographia of 1544 was the earliest description of the world in the German-language. It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French, Italian, English, and even Czech.
The Cosmographia was one of the most successful and popular works of the 16th century. This success was due to the fascinating woodcuts by Heinrich Holzmuller (HH-HHF) Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch(HRMD) Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, and David Kandel. It was most important in reviving geography in 16th-century Europe. The last German edition was published in 1628, long after his death.
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Size: 13.5 x 8.5 inches. 34 x 21.5 cm. Condition: Very good.