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Solothurn Switzerland old woodcut Sebastian Munster 1572
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Solothurn Switzerland old woodcut Sebastian Munster 1572

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Solothurn Switzerland, old antique 16th-century woodcut birds-eye view of the city on the Aar and surrounding area.

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Solothurn Switzerland old woodcut Sebastian Munster 1572

Titel: Wahre abcontrafehtung der Löblichen und alten Statt Solothurn gelegen in der Eydtgnoßschafft an der Aar.
Descropition: Solothurn Switzerland, old antique 16th-century woodcut birds-eye view of the city on the Aar with surrounding area.
This is a woodblock printed map with hand coloring and more than 440 years old.

Sebastian Münster was one of the most important and famous mapmakers of the mid-sixteenth century, 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.

The Cosmographia was published in 46 editions.
In German between 1544 and 1628, in Latin between 1550 and 1559, in Italian in 1558 and in French in 1575.


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Size:
Size sheet app.: 42 x 33 cm. 16.5 x 13 Inches
Image app. : 29 x 20 cm. 11.25 x 7.75 inches.
Condition : Overall very good, fold as published. German description at verso.