The early map of Germany by Munster orientated to the south. Munster was a renowned hebraist and geographer. The “Cosmographia” was first published in 1544 just four years after his first publication of Ptolemy’s “Geographia”. It was a large compendium of topographical information which was consistently expanded during its lifetime. Later publication of the “Cosmographia” was by his step-son Heinrich Petri. Burmeister; Karrow 58/106; Oehme “Introduction to the Facsimile of the 1550 Edition of Munster’s Cosmographia”; Shirley Atlases in the BL T.Mun 1a.