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Antique Map of the city of Colmar by Münster (1552)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Original folding line. Minor wear/creasing, French text on verso. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1552
  • Overall size: 38.5 x 31.5 cm.
  • Image size: 34 x 23 cm.
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.. Antique Map of the city of Colmar by Münster (1552)

Decsription: Antique map titled 'La Paincture de la cité de Colmar & du pais circonuoisin'. Original antique bird's-eye view of Colmar, Alsace, France. This map originates from 'La Cosmographie Universelle' by S. Münster. Published 1552.

Artists and Engravers: Sebastian Münster (1488-1552) was a cosmographer and professor of Hebrew who taught at Tübingen, Heidelberg, and Basel. He settled in the latter in 1529 and died there, of plague, in 1552. Münster made himself the center of a large network of scholars from whom he obtained geographic descriptions, maps, and directions.