L'ISLE DE CORSE
Very Rare map of Corsica from Belleforest's 1575 Cosmographie printed Paris.
There was only one edition of the Belleforest Cosmograophy hence scarce
Set in a page of text with vignette of 2 natives
Excellent hand colour
code : M4670
Cartographer : BELLEFOREST François de Belleforest
Date : 1575 Paris
Size : 15*12 cms sheet 33*22 cms
availability : Available
Price : £245
François de Belleforest was a French writer, translator and poet during the Renaissance. In 1568 he became historian of King Henry III, but had to give up soon because of inaccuracies. He worked as a writer and translator and transferred the Cosmography of Sebastian Munster into French. La Cosmographie universelle de tout le monde was published 1575 in Paris and was created in collaboration with the two Parisian publishers Nicolas Chesneau and Michel Sonnius. He has not used Sebastian Munster as sole source, several maps and views are based on Ortelius and Braun / Hogenberg, but also own work and unknown sources are found in the important work.