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SEBASTIAN MÜNSTER WOODCUT VIEW OF MIRANDULA ITALY 1598
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SEBASTIAN MÜNSTER WOODCUT VIEW OF MIRANDULA ITALY 1598

Antique woodcarving view from the Cosmographia by Sebastian Münster with attractive colouring: A view of the city Mirandula, Italy. Printed by Sebastian Henricpetri in Basel, 1598.

SIZE:
about h 34,2 cm x w 42,0 cm

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Antique woodcarving view from the Cosmographia by Sebastian Münster with attractive colouring: A view of the city Mirandula, Italy. Printed by Sebastian Henricpetri in Basel, 1598.

CAPTION:
"Beschreibung der Herzlichen und weltberhümpten Statt Mirandula."

WORK:
"Cosmographey: das ist, Beschreibung aller Länder, Herrschafften und fürnemesten Stetten des gantzen Erdbodens,
sampt ihren Gelegenheiten, Eygenschafften, Religion, Gebräuchen, Geschichten und Handtierungen..
Jetzt aber mit allerley Gedechtnuswirdigen Sachen bis ins MDXCVIII. jar gemehret..."

The Cosmographia is the main work of Sebastian Münster and the first scientific, furthermore generally understandable, German description of the world at that time, which also includes the basics of geography, history, astronomy, science and ethnology.
So the 6 volumes start with an overview of the basics of the physician and mathematic-astronomic geography and furthermore describe certain countries and towns, in particular Southern- and Western Europe, Germany, Northern- and Eastern Europe, Asia, the New Isles and Africa.
Each description includes a double-sided view of the town or the country, because of this the Cosmographia is a unique co-work of historians, publishans, artists and engravers of that time and set new standards for the quality of the city books.

ANNALIST:

Sebastian Münster (1488-1552)

PRINT:
Sebastian Henricpetri, Basel, 1598

DESCRIPTION:
Fine coloured and double-sided woodcarving view of the Italian city Mirandula in Lombardy taken from the Anderbook of the Cosmographia of Sebastian Münster, 1598.
The front-page shows a general title of the view and in the inner side there is the discreet coloured view of Mirandula. The view is surrounded by a decorating frame. On the back there is a second (little) view with a historical description in German.

SIZE:
double side: about h 34,2 cm x w  42,0 cm

CONDITION:
In consideration of its age, the view is in a good condition. The paper is relatively fine, especially at the lower side; shows browning and partly has darker spots. The print is still clear and strong, but shows print loss on some points. A few smoothed creases and some cracks on the lower side, espacially one crack on the lower right side (not in the view and not disturbing) about 1,5 cm.
 

SEBASTIAN MÜNSTER WOODCUT VIEW OF MIRANDULA ITALY 1598 SEBASTIAN MÜNSTER WOODCUT VIEW OF MIRANDULA ITALY 1598
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