5 April 2016
MÜNSTER, Sebastian. La cosmographie universelle, contenant la situation de toutes les parties du monde. Basel: Heinrich Petri, 1556.
2° (334 x 211 mm.). Woodcut vignette on title, woodcut portrait of Münster, 14 double-page woodcut maps, 36 double-page town views, 3 folding panoramic views (Worms, Heidelberg and Vienna joined), one double-page woodcut of "sea and land monsters"; approximately 75 other maps and views in the text; and approximately 900 small woodcuts in text (some repeated). (A5, B2 with small burn hole affecting a few letters, some occasional light staining.) Contemporary calf (rebacked, some rubbing).
Second edition in French, illustrated with the maps and views of the German edition of the same year. See previous lot. Adams M-1913; Alden & Landis 556/33; Sabin 51398; Shirley 92n.
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