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c.1588 "Cosmographia" Illuminated Manuscript page - Sebastian Munster - SALE

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An antique original 1558s hand coloured page of the famous "Cosmographia" by Sebastian Munster.

The Cosmographia ("Cosmography") by Sebastian Münster (1488–1552) from 1544 is the earliest German-language description of the world.

It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French (translated by François de Belleforest), Italian, English, and Czech. The last German edition was published in 1628, long after his death. The Cosmographia was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. 

This page is from the 1588 german edition, which makes it 432 years old!

Framed in house using archival grade methods, mounted behind acid free mountboard. 

Frame measurements:

  • 30 x 35.5cm


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