BG-12237-3

Antique Map of Switzerland by Munster (c.1550)

  • Condition: Fair, German text box on verso. Passe-partout included (fair condition). Age-related toning, some creasing and several small worm holes. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: c.1550
  • Overall size: 46 x 38 cm.
  • Image size: 34.5 x 25 cm.
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Description: Antique map titled 'Die Eidtgenoschafft oder das Schwytzerland mit den anstossenden Ländern'. Old map of Switzerland by S. Münster. 

Artists and Engravers: Sebastian Munster was a German cartographer, cosmographer and Christian scholar. He is best known for Cosmographia, the earliest German description of the world (in 6 parts. He was also the author of Horologiographia, Organum Uranicum and Rudimenta Mathematica. The woodcuts in this publication were made by a group of artists, among which Hans Holbein, Conrad Schnitt, David Kandel and Hans Rudolf Manuel Deutsch.