MÜNSTER SEBASTIAN

Die Eydgnoschafft oder Schweytzerlandt mit den anstossenden Ländern
Date: Basle,1550 about
Switzerland
Cod 3354
Subject: Switzerland
300,00 €
Woodcut, colored, mm 255x350, illustrating Switzerland and south-west Germany. Some defects in margins, surface dirt and a restored tear affecting title at top. From a german edition of “Cosmographia universalis” one of the most important geographical description of the XVI century after the Nuremberg Chronicle. Printed for the first time in 1544 by Heinrich Petri, has been updated and increased for several times with new geographic maps and views of cities, it had numerous editions in different languages: latin, italian, french, english and czech. It passed trough 24 editions in about 80 years. This success was due to the notable woodcuts, some by Hans Holbein the younger, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Deutsch, and David Kandel.

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