Munster’s Cosmography view of Pavia 1570

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Interesting view of Pavia, on a 9 x 14 inch sheet of text. Munster’s Cosmography was one of the most influential geographical works of the 16th Century. It was published in a number of editions over a half century and was continuously revised and updated to include new illustrations and updated information. Munster’s Cosmography 1570 Germany.

The Cosmographia ("Cosmography") by Sebastian Münster (1488–1552) from 1544 is the earliest German-language description of the world.
Title-page of first edition, printed in Basel by Heinrich Petri
It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French (translated by François de Belleforest), Italian, English, and Czech. The last German edition was published in 1628, long after his death. The Cosmographia was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. It passed through 24 editions in 100 years. This success was due to the notable woodcuts (some by Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch, and David Kandel). It was most important in reviving geography in 16th-century Europe. Among the notable maps within Cosmographia is the map "Tabula novarum insularum", which is credited as the first map to show the American continents as geographically discrete.
His earlier geographic works were Germania descriptio (1530) and Mappa Europae (1536). In 1540, he published a Latin edition of Ptolemy's Geographia with illustrations.