1572 Map of Italy
By: Sebastian Munster
Dimensions: 6.25 x 5 inches (15.9 cm x 12.7 cm) map / 11.75 x 7.5 inches (30 cm x 19 c) full sheet with text
This marvelous woodcut map is a splendid example of Sebastian Munster's mastery. Starting from Terracina, the map depicts the more southern regions of Italy in great detail, its topography easily recognizable, with major cities and ports all denoted. Mountain ranges, rivers, plains and even volcanoes in the Mediterranean to the west of Italy are delineated. Most of the regions labeled in Italy in the sixteenth century bear the same names yet today. The eastern tip of Sicily is depicted, along with Etna in flames. This map is hand-colored and adorned with a strapwork cartouche, and includes German text above the map and on the verso.
Condition: This map in in A condition with minor, scarcely visible offsetting.
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