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Early Balkans
Sebastian Munster

Basle, 1552, French edition. An early map of the Balkans
MUNS0016
£225.00

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Diagrammatic map of Europe
Sebastian Munster

Basle, c.1560. An interesting, distorted, diagrammatic map of Europe.
MUNS0024
£150.00

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Illustration of the Creation
Sebastian Munster

Basle, c.1560, Italian text. The first page of text an Italian edition of Munster's 'Cosmography', with an account of the Creation, with an illustration with God in the upper centre, angels in the top corners and dog-headed men in the bottom corners. With a capital of a putti with the letter 'H'.
MUNS0033
£225.00

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Diagrammatic map of the British Isles
Sebastian Munster

Basle, c.1580. An early map of the United Kingdom & Ireland, with Scotland depicted as an island. Few are named: in England London, Oxford and Dover; Edinburgh in Scotland; and Waterford in Ireland.
MUNS0027
£125.00

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Early map of Lake Leman
Sebastian Munster

Basle, 1588. Lake Leman or Lake Geneva, orientated with north to the bottom, so Geneva is on the right of the map.
MUNS0022
£125.00

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Early town plan of Köln.
Sebastian Munster

Basle, c.1628, German text edition. Köln or Cologne, with an extensive key. In the clouds above are the city arms and those of the Hapsburgs.
MUNS0032
£250.00

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Woodcut map of Franconia
Sebastian Munster

Basle, Henry Petri,1628, German text edition. A map of Franconia, one of the five stem duchies of medieval Germany. Orientated with north at the bottom, the map follows the Main River and marks the cities of Nurnburg, Bamberg, Coburg and Wurzburg.
MUNS0038
£150.00

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Woodcut map of Swabia
Sebastian Munster

Basle, Henry Petri,1628, German text edition. A map of Swabia, one of the ten Imperial Circles of the Holy Roman Empire. Orientated with north at the bottom, it marks Strassburg, Bamberg and Lake Constance.
MUNS0039
£150.00

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Woodcut map of the Rhinelands
Sebastian Munster

Basle, Henry Petri,1628, German text edition. A map of the Rhine from Bonn and Cologne to the Sea, orientated with North to t he right.
MUNS0041
£150.00

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Early map of Rouffach in Alsace, France
Sebastian Munster

Basle, 1554. Rouffach, called Rubeaquum (red water) by the Romans. An episocopal fief of the Archbishop of Strasbourg at the time of publication, the city was destroyed by the Swedes during the Thirty Years' War (1618-48), then captured by the French with the rest of Alsace. Under French rule it became important as a wine-growing centre.
MUNS0031
£125.00

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Early Arabia
Sebastian Munster

Basle, 1581, German edition. Early map of Arabia and Persia.
MUNS0003
£250.00

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Early map of Bohemia
Sebastian Munster

Basle, 1628, German edition. Bohemia, centred on Prague.
MUNS0019
£98.00

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Crete
Sebastian Munster

Basle, c.1575. Early map of Crete
MUNS0006
£95.00

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Early woodcut plan of Zadar in Croatia
Sebastian Munster

Basle, c.1590. Concentrating on the city defences. With a galley in the foreground representing the Turkish threat.
MUNS0023
£95.00

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A woodblock map of Denmark
Sebastian Munster

Basle, 1628. An almost unreconisable woodcut map of Denmark, still showing 'Eastern Denmark', the areas of Sweden lost in the Second Northern War (1655-60).
MUNS0037
£175.00

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Early diagram of the world.
Sebastian Munster

Basle, c.1600. Early geographical illustration, showing the horizon and tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
MUNS0029
£45.00

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The city of Buda in Hungary
Sebastian Munster

Basle, c.1560, Italian text. View of Buda from an Italian edition of Munster's 'Cosmography'. The text makes no mention of the capture of the city by the Turks in 1541, and a cross still surmounts the church.
MUNS0034
£175.00

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Early map of Russia
Sebastian Munster

Basle, c.1575, Italian text edition. Russia, marking Moscow and Kiev in Ukraine, published in Munster's 'Cosmography'.
MUNS0030
£150.00

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Early Slovenia
Sebastian Munster

Basle, 1575, Italian edition. Early map of Slovenia.
MUNS0017
£95.00

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Woodcut map of the Rhinelands
Sebastian Munster

Basle, Henry Petri,1628, German text edition. A map of the Rhinelands from Strasbourg to Koblenz, orientated with north to the left.
MUNS0040
£150.00

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