Zofingen Switzerland woodcut Sebastian Munster 1550
Antique 16th century woodcut of De Germania page 393 and 394 with description and a coat of arms about Zofingen Switzerland and Konstanz Germany.
Cartyographer / Mapmaker: Sebastian Munster (1488-1552) 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.
Size leaf app.: 8 x 12 inches. ( 20 x 31 cm.) Condition: Good, some insect holes in left higher margin. Latin text.