MUENSTER SEBASTIAN

Neüw Griechenlandt mit andern anstossenden Ländern/wie es zuunsern zeiten beschriben ist.
Date: Basle,1580 about
Greece
Cod 3352
Subject: Greece
350,00 €
Woodcut, hand colour, mm 255x350 (woodcut) on a sheet of mm 320x407, good copy with marginal surface dirt Map of Greece by Sebastian Muenster (1488-1552), from "Cosmographiae Universalis" 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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