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A fine view of Soluthurn, in north west Switzerland, from Sebastian Munster’s “Cosmographia Universalis”. The crest of the town is displayed above this birds-eye view of the walled town. 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; Oehme “Introduction to the Facsimile of the 1550 Edition of Munster’s Cosmographia”; Shirley Atlases in the BL T.Mun 1a.
MUNSTER, Sebastian

Die Statt Solothurn

Basle, c.1550
230 x 300 mm., in fine modern wash colour.
Stock number: 4741

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