BG-01584

Die Statt Cusco (..) - Münster (1598)

  • Condition: Good, age-related toning. Minor defects. On verso, an early woodcut plan of Mexico City, showing the city on the lake and centreed on the plaza with a number of buildings noted. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1598
  • Overall size: 40.5 x 34 cm.
  • Image size: 37 x 27 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'Die Statt Cusco so die furnemste in Landt Peru ist.' Bird's eye view of Cusco (or Cuzco), a city in Peru and the principal city of the region and province. This print originates from Sebastian Munster's 'Cosmographia, Beschreibung aller Lender'.

Artists and Engravers: The author of this work is Sebastian Munster, 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.