La ville de Berne Old map Switzerland Sebastian Munster 1556
Title: La ville de Berne... an 1549
Fine bird's-eye view of Berne Switzerland to the river Aare. The engraving shows city walls, churches, castles and surrounding villages. A goat of arms in the higher middle. The map is from the 1556 edition of Sebastian Muenster Cosmographia and translated into French by François de Bellforest.
Sebastian Munster (1488-1552) Content of the 1544–1598 editions: 1. Book I - Astronomy, Mathematics, Physical Geography, Cartography 2. Book II - England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Savoy, Trier, Italy 3. Book III - Germany, Alsace, Switzerland, Austria, Carniola, Istria, Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, Pomerania, Prussia, Livland 4. Book IV - Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Walachia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey 5. Book V - Asia Minor, Cyprus, Armenia, Palestine, Arabia, Persia, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Scythia, Tartary, India, Ceylon, Burma, China, East Indies, Madagascar, Zanzibar, America 6. Book VI - Mauritania, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Senegal, Gambia, Mali, South Africa, East Africa Editions of Cosmographia: * German 1544, 1546, 1548, 1550, 1553, 1556, 1558, 1561, 1564, 1567, 1569, 1572, 1574, 1578, 1588, 1592, 1598, 1614, 1628 * Latin 1550, 1552, 1554, 1559, 1572 * French 1552, 1556, 1560, 1565, 1568, 1575 * Italian 1558, 1575 * Czech 1554 http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00generallinks/munster/munster.html
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Sheet app.: 40.5 x 31.5 cm. 16 x 12.5 inches. Image app.: 30 x 21 cm. 112x 8.25 inches. Condition : Overall very good. Fold as published.The sheet is deacidified.