BG-00395

Antique Map of the City of Haarlem by Münster (c.1580)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Text and portrait on verso. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: c.1580
  • Overall size: 21 x 32 cm.
  • Image size: 15.5 x 12 cm.
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Description: Antique map titled 'Warhaffte contrastehung der Statt Harlem'. Early woodcut of the city of Haarlem, the Netherlands. This map originates from 'Cosmographia' by S. Münster. 

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.