Sebastian Munster Munster (1489)

Originally a scholar studying Hebrew, Greek and mathematics, Sebastian Munster (1489-1552) eventually specialised in mathematical geography and cartography. It was this double ability - as a classicist and mathematician - that was to prove invaluable when Munster set himself to preparing new editions of Solinus’ “Memorabilia” and Mela’s “De Situ Orbis”, two classical descriptive geographies containing maps, and his own two greatest works, the “Geographia” and “Cosmographia”. These reflect the widespread interest in classical texts, which were being rediscovered in the fifteenth century, and being disseminated in the later fifteenth and sixteenth century, through the new medium of printing.

The “Geographia” was a translation of Ptolemy’s landmark geographical text, compiled in about 150 AD., illustrated with maps based on Ptolemy’s calculations, but also, in recognition of the increased geographical awareness, contains a section of modern maps. In the first edition of the “Geographia”, Munster included 27 ancient Ptolemaic maps and 21 modern maps, printed from woodblocks. Subsequent editions of the “Cosmographia” were to contain a vast number of maps and plans.

One consequence of Munster’s work was the impetus it gave to regional mapping of Germany, but Munster was also the first cartographer to produce a set of maps of the four continents on separate maps. Most importantly, through his books (the “Geographia” and “Cosmographia” alone ran to over forty editions in six languages), Munster was responsible for diffusing the most up-to-date geographical information throughout Europe.

Maps By Sebastian Munster Sebastian Munster

STATT TOURS

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STATT TOURS

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STATT TOURS

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GENOA STATT GENUA

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GENOA STATT GENUA

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GENOA STATT GENUA

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SOUTHERN ITALY REGN NEAPOLIT MARE MEDITERRANEUM

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SOUTHERN ITALY REGN NEAPOLIT MARE MEDITERRANEUM

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SOUTHERN ITALY REGN NEAPOLIT MARE MEDITERRANEUM

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CRETE CANDIA

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CRETE CANDIA

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CRETE CANDIA

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MUNSTER  TURKEY

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ASIA MINOR VON DEN LANDERN ASIE

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ASIA MINOR VON DEN LANDERN ASIE

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BOHEMIA PRAGUE LA DESCRIPTION DE BOHEME

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BOHEMIA PRAGUE LA DESCRIPTION DE BOHEME

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BOHEMIA PRAGUE LA DESCRIPTION DE BOHEME

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GENEVA GENFF GINEURIA

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GENEVA GENFF GINEURIA

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GENEVA GENFF GINEURIA

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GREECE NEW GREICHEN LANDT

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GREECE NEW GREICHEN LANDT

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GREECE NEW GREICHEN LANDT

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CRETE CRETA ODER CANDIA

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CRETE CRETA ODER CANDIA

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CRETE CRETA ODER CANDIA

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SICILY SICILIAE IVSULAE

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SICILIAE IVSULAE

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SICILIAE IVSULAE

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'S-HERTOGENBOSCH   STATT SERZOGEN BOSCH

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'S-HERTOGENBOSCH

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'S-HERTOGENBOSCH

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SALTZBURG

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SALTZBURG

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SALTZBURG

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BELGRADE

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GRIECHISCH WEISSENBURG BELAGERT

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GRIECHISCH WEISSENBURG BELAGERT

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MUNICH

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MUNCHEN

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MUNCHEN

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FRIESLAND , EDAM    GRUNINGEN  BRUGES

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Von der Frieszlaender Nammen und der Statt Gruningen

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Von der Frieszlaender Nammen und der Statt Gruningen

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SPAIN

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HISPANIE Hispanie beschreibung mit seinen

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HISPANIE Hispanie beschreibung mit seinen

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POLAND   DANZIG JKRACKOW

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Beschreibung aller Laender so etwann dem Koenigreich Poland

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Beschreibung aller Laender so etwann dem Koenigreich Poland

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PRAGUE

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PRAGA 1574

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PRAGA 1574

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HAERLEM  HAARLEM HOLLAND

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HAERLEM HAARLEM HOLLAND BY MUNSTER

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HAERLEM HAARLEM HOLLAND BY MUNSTER

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FRANCE MUNSTER

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GALLIE ODER FRANCKREICHS..

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GALLIE ODER FRANCKREICHS..

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PANORAMA OF VIENNA

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ANNO DOMINI 1548 VIENA AUSTRIAE HUNC HABUIT SITUM

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ANNO DOMINI 1548 VIENA AUSTRIAE HUNC HABUIT SITUM

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CYPRUS  MUNSTER  1550c

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CYPRUS INSULA

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CYPRUS INSULA

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MUNSTER'S POLAND & HUNGARY

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POLONIA ET UNGARIA XX NOVA TABULA

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POLONIA ET UNGARIA XX NOVA TABULA

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HAMBURG BY MUNSTER

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HAMBURG

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HAMBURG

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EARLY ITALY MAP BY MUNSTER

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ITALIA MIT DREYEN ...

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ITALIA MIT DREYEN ...

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MUNSTER'S MAP OF AFRICA

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AFRICA TABULA NOVA

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AFRICA TABULA NOVA

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MUNSTER'S VIEW OF GRONIGEN

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GROENIGEN MDLXXIII

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GROENIGEN MDLXXIII

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MUNSTER'S EARLY MAP OF SLOVENIA CROATIA  AUSTRIA

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SCLAVONIA ODER WINDISCH MARCK...

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SCLAVONIA ODER WINDISCH MARCK...

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MUNSTER'S RARE EARLY MAP OF THE AMERICAS 1550

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LE MONDE DE NOUVEAU..LES TABLES DES ISLES NEUFUES..

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LE MONDE DE NOUVEAU..LES TABLES DES ISLES NEUFUES..

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MUNSTER FIRST STATE ENGLAND WALES

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DAS KUNIGREICH ENGELLAND

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DAS KUNIGREICH ENGELLAND

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MUNSTER'S EARLY MAP OF DENMARK AND SOUTH SWEDEN

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Beschreibung des Koenigreichs Dennmarck

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Beschreibung des Koenigreichs Dennmarck

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VERY GOOD DOUBLE PAGE  MUNSTER OF ROME

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LA SITUATION DE LA VILLE DE ROME

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LA SITUATION DE LA VILLE DE ROME

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MUNSTER'S FIRST EDITION MAP OF PTOLOMAIC FRANCE

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FRANCE TABULA EUROPAE III

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FRANCE TABULA EUROPAE III

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MUNSTER   ONE OF EARLIEST OBTAINABLE MAPS OF SWITZERLAND 1542

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HELVETIA PRIMA RHENI ET V NOVA TABULA

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HELVETIA PRIMA RHENI ET V NOVA TABULA

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MUNSTER  EARLY MAP ..BIRDS-EYE VIEW OF VENICE

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VENICE VENEZZIA ... CONTRAFEHTUNG DER FURNEMAN STATT VENEDIG

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VENICE VENEZZIA ... CONTRAFEHTUNG DER FURNEMAN STATT VENEDIG

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MUNSTER'S MAP OF AFRICA FIRST AVAILABLE MAP OF CONTINENT 1552 EDITION

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TOTIUS AFRICAE TABULA & DESCRIPTIO

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TOTIUS AFRICAE TABULA & DESCRIPTIO

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MUNSTER'S MAP OF LONDON

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LONDON ODER LUNDEN DIE HAUPESTATT IN ENGELLANDE

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LONDON ODER LUNDEN DIE HAUPESTATT IN ENGELLANDE

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MUNSTER FIRST MODERN MAP OF EUROPE RARE EDITION

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EUROPA PRIMA NOVA TABULA

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EUROPA PRIMA NOVA TABULA

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MUNSTER  AFRICA

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AFRICA AFRICA MITT SEINEN BESUNDERN LANDERN

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AFRICA AFRICA MITT SEINEN BESUNDERN LANDERN

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MUNSTER'S MAP OF BRITISH ISLES ENGELLANDT  AFTER ORTELIUS 1588

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ENGELLANDT

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ENGELLANDT

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SCANDINAVIA  MUNSTER

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GOTTLAND ODER GOTHEN

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KINGDOM OF POLAND  MUNSTER 1578

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VON DEM KONIGREICH POLAND

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VON DEM KONIGREICH POLAND

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PARIS  MUNSTER EARLY DOUBLE PAGE WOODBLOCK DECORATIVE PLAN 1570c

£295.00

DIE STATT PARIS

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DIE STATT PARIS

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MUNSTER  SECOND MODERN EUROPE MAP

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EUROPA DAS EIN DRITTHEIL..

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EUROPA DAS EIN DRITTHEIL..

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MUNSTER MAP OF ARABIA  THE GULF

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ARABIA

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ARABIA

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LIEGE  MUNSTER

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LIEGE DER STATT LUTTICH

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LIEGE DER STATT LUTTICH

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MUNSTER MAP OF BASEL

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BASILIENSIS CIVITATIS

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BASILIENSIS CIVITATIS

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MUNSTER MAP   FORTRESS OF JULA  TOKAY HUNGARY

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TOKAY

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TOKAY

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