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1552 Set of six pages related with Norway (Scandinavia)

Original price was: £100.00.Current price is: £80.00.

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Weight 100 g
Dimensions 45 × 35 × 16 mm
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The Kingdom of Norway and its towns and islands. The subjects covered include the countries’ geography, history, genealogy, kings, fauna, and so on. Leaves with 6 HANDSOME WOODCUTS, including a great engraving of a large whale swallowing a man. Size of the leaves: Approximately 30,5 x 19,5 cm or 12 x 7 2/3 inches. Condition:
Leaves a little browned and stained at the margins.  Old coloring attempt in one leaf.  Overall  very good condition.
Sebastian Munster (1488-1552), a German scholar, geographer and cartographer was along with Mercator and Ortelius the leading cartographer of his time.  Munster’s Cosmographia was an epic 16th century encyclopedic work of the known world, and one of the most popular treatises during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (the work went trough 46 editions in six languages by mid 1600’s).  Munster’s work contained not only the latest maps and views of many cities, but also detailed information about the known world.  Was £95.00 now a bargain for such an early original print.