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[Early Printing] Munster, Sebastian. Cosmographia. A later edition following the first German edition of 1544 and the first Latin edition of 1550. Possibly 1554: records the execution of Lady Jane Grey on February 12, 1554. Quarto. With all 14 maps, but incomplete in other respects. Includes Map of the World, including the New World by David Kandel; Typus Orbis Universalis: Map of the Northern Hemisphere, Europe, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Bavaria, Bohemia, Poland, Greece, India, Africa, "Die Nuw Welt". The maps are mostly in very good condition; the first two have some tears and curling to the edges. Double page city views present are: Trier, Civitas Metensis, Geneva, Rome, Venice, Basel, Weissenburg in Bayern, Chur, Zurich, Augsburg, Heidelberg, Freising, Wurtzburg, Vienna, Luneberg, Pomerania: the rest have been excised, as have a number of woodcuts throughout the book. Lacking title page, portrait of Munster, Preface, Catalogus Doctorem Virorum, and first 2 pages of index, ends at page 1148. Early tooled leather binding. Sabin 51381

  • 12 x 8 3/4 in. (30.48 x 22.23 cm.)
  • Condition:
  • Pages are largely clean and not browned. Many pages misnumbered, as is usual, a few pages with splits, several closed tears, several repairs to margins, some dampstaining and soiling, some pale ink splashes and a few small woodcuts have been colored, some creasing and folded corners. Rear board detached, text block split, backstrip is markedly damaged

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