Greece Greek islands Rhodes c.1552 Munster city view w/ orig. early hand color
Greece Greek islands Rhodes c.1552 Munster city view w/ orig. early hand color Greece Greek islands Rhodes c.1552 Munster city view w/ orig. early hand color
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Liber V- De Asiae insulis.

(Cosmographia Universalis- Greece- Greek islands- Chios- Samos- Icaria- Lesbos- Rhodes- Aegean- near Asia).

Great early woodcut image of a military approaching a fortified walled city. Strong provocative image, pure medieval in conception- note the wildly inaccurate scale.

Issued circa 1552-58, Basel, Switzerland by Sebastian Munster- Latin text edition [4 diff. printings during the 1550's for the Latin text edition, but most certainly 1550's].

With very old/ possibly original hand color! Very few examples of Munster's monumental "Cosmographia Universalis" were ever hand colored (there were over 500 individual wood engraved maps & images throughout).

Sheet measures c. 12 " H x  7 1/2" W.

woodcut printed area measures c. 2 3/4" H x  5 3/8" W.

On back are two smaller woodcuts of ancient men.

Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3, p.296.

ven der Wijst, Hollandia Comitatus , 2- describing in detail the many Munster editions as related to a specific map, thus allowing for all other early Munster Latin text maps to thus be positively identified as arising from a particular printing decade.

[R18773].