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Sebastian Münster woodcut view Jerusalem Israel 1598
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Sebastian Münster woodcut view Jerusalem Israel 1598

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

SIZE: about w 40,8 cm x h 34,2 cm
 

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

CAPTION:
'Die heylige Statt Jerusalem/ contrafehtet nach Form und Gestallt wie sie zu unsern zeiten erbawen ist.'

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 city Jerusalem, Israel, taken from the 5th book 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 coloured view of Jerusalem with description below. Characterized are the most important buildings in the view, the historical abstract in German has the title ' Von etlichen Stetten des Heyligen Landts' (about locations of the Holy Land), which continues on the back side. On the back side there is furthermore a small woodcut view.

SIZE:
double side: about w 40,8 cm x h 34,2 cm

CONDITION:
In consideration of its age, the view is in good condition. The paper is relatively fine, shows browning and partly has darker spots. But the print is still clear and strong. The sheet is damaged on the left bottom, the right bottom shows easy damaging, generally the margin shows minor cracks and is a bit frazzled.

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