Ostia Rome Italy Roma Italia 1598 Munster Cosmography wood cut map birdseye viewBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Der Statt Ostien und umbligender Landschafte...
(Europe, Italy, Papal States, Ostia, Munster Cosmography).
Issued 1598, Basel by Sebastian Munster.
Charming little late 16th century wood cut print from the famous monumental work Cosmography.
Provides a fascinating glimpse into European cartographic representation during the Early Modern period, an almost folk-art map in conception and execution.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. Text as always on reverse.
Sheet measures c. 12 1/4" H x 7 3/4" W.
Engraved area measures c. 4 7/8" H x 6 1/8" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3.