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Original Antique Woodcut - View of Rusach - Rouffach, France - Sebastian Münster

Original Antique Woodcut - View of Rusach - Rouffach, France - Sebastian Münster

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This very old woodcut is from Sebastian Munster's Cosmographey: "This is a description of all the lands and for no part of the entire earth". It was published in Basel by Henrichum Petri in 1564, French.

The work was a massive chronicle of all the geographical knowledge of the world to that point. The work included world maps as well as views of smaller cities and woodcut illustrations of historical subjects, mythology, natural history and ethnography. It was the first work to show America in its "correct" continental form and "sealed the fate of 'America' as the name of the New World." (Burden 12) It was also the first to name the Pacific Ocean

Sebastian Munster (1489-1552) was a German cartographer, cosmographer, and a Hebrew scholar. He also became a Franciscan monk at an early age. Munster's Cosmographia was the first work of scientific based knowledge in the German language.

Size: 16” x 12” inches / 40 cm x 31 cm

Technique: Woodcut Engraving

Date: 1564

Artist: Sebastian Munster

Place: Rouffach, France

*We provide a Certificate of Authenticity upon request.

The work is in good to excellent condition overall. There may be a few minor imperfections or faint marks to be expected with age. There is occasionally a slight vertical line absent of color from the engraving process to the fold out plates from this work. There may be some faint bleed through or offset to the fold out plates. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

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