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Münster, S.: Monstra Marina & Terrestria


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    Sebastian Münster (1488 – 1552)

    Monstra Marina & Terrestria, quae Passim in Partibus Aquilonis Inveniuntur

    Sebastian Münster’s famous chart of sea monsters and terrestrial animals. Uncoloured woodblock engraving.

    The chart was published in Münster’s Cosmographia, earliest German-language description of the world.
    This chart is from a Latin edition of Cosmographia, published some years later than the first German edition.

    Year of printing ca. 1550
    Place of printing Basel
    Technique wood engraving
    Illustrations uncoloured
    Dimensions 31 x 38 cm
    Condition 3,
    Condition explanations (5) Mint, (4) Very good, (3) Good, (2) Fair, (1) Poor
    Other Verso text in Latin
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