Woodcut Bonsai Trees Babylonia Sebastian Munster 1545
Description: 16th century woodcut leaf with two woodcut prints between the text, Bonsai trees OPUS SEMIR A MIDIS, verso print Babylonia and German description.
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, printed by Heinrich Petri Basel. In German between 1544 and 1628, in Latin between 1550 and 1559, in Italian in 1558 and in French in 1575.
Size leaf app.: 12.5 x 8.25 inches. (31 x 21 cm.) Condition : Good, with marginal soiling.