Hispania nach aller seiner gelegenheit in Bergen/Wässern/Stetten/Völckern/Künigreichen und Inseln
Date: Basle,1550 about
Cod 3360
Subject: Spain
400,00 €
Woodcut, colored, mm 255x350, featuring the iberic peninsula. Some defects in margins and surface dirt. 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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