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Die Stadt Leon Old Woodcut Lyon France Munster 1628
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Die Stadt Leon Old Woodcut Lyon France Munster 1628

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17th-century woodcut birds-eye view of Lyon a walled French city with fortifications.

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Die Stadt Leon Old Woodcut Lyon France Munster 1628

Title: Die Stadt Leon.

Description: Early 17th-century woodcut birds-eye view of Lyon a walled French city with fortifications. 
A beautiful Coat of Arm of the city adorns the top, and a detailed numbered description below the town.

Taken from The Cosmographia by Sebastian Münster, German edition 
The Cosmographia is the earliest German description of the world.

  Mapmaker Sebastian Munster was a German writer, historicus, mapmaker, cartographer, cosmographer born in Ingelheim Germany.

Münster completed his studies at the Universität Tübingen in 1518 led by Johannes Stöffler.

Munster published two books, an edition of Ptolemy's Geographia, in 1540, with 48 double-page woodcut maps, and his Cosmographia, published in 1544, which contained upwards of five hundred woodcuts, including 24 double-page maps.


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Size:

Sheet app.: 42.5 x 37 cm. 16.75 x 14.25 inches.
Condition : Nice map in good condition, center fold as published.