Alsace Region France Rhine river 1628 Munster Cosmography wood cut mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Von den Elsass/ und seiner grossen Fruchtbarkeit.
(Europe, Holy Roman Empire, Germany, Alsace, Munster Cosmography).
Issued 1628, Basel by Sebastian Munster.
Charming little 17th century wood cut map from the famous monumental work Cosmography. Provides a fascinating glimpse into Europe during the Early Modern period.
Nice looking example, uniform toning & light browning but still a 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 1/4" H x 5 1/2" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3.