Cyprus - Munster

Cyprus - Munster

Product no.: 1696

Basle 1544 - 1628

wood cut map; 9,5 x 15 cm map size; small worm holes not affecting image, ink of text slightly smudged o/w vg cond.

Small map of Cyprus with the title scroll within the image, on text page with Latin text, from ?Cosmographia?.

Munster was a German cosmographer, humanist, theologian and scholar. He studied mathematics, geography, cosmography and astronomy as well as Greek and Hebrew. He became professor of Hebrew at the University of Basle in 1529 where he married the widow of his printer Adam Petri. He is best known for his edition of Ptolemy and the accompanying maps. His ?Cosmogtaphia Universalis contained 500 woodcut engravings and 24 double page maps.

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