Maps, Switzerland, Austria, France, Germany, Holland, Course of the River Rhine from well to the North Sea
Course of the River Rhine from well to the North Sea. "Die erst Tafel innhaltend das Schweytzerlande - Die ander Tafel des Rheinstroms begreiffend die Pfaltz /( Westerreich / Eyfel/ et. - Die dritte Tafel des Rheinstroms unhaltend das Nioder Teutschlande"
Woodcut from Cosmographia" by Sebastian Muenster. Basel, ca. 1550. Very attractively hand-colored.
The river Rhein with all its tributeries from Switzerland, through the Western part of Austria, through France, Germany and Holland. The complete run of the Mosel river is a welcome side effect of this decorative maps into which Sebastian Muenster has also drawn mountains and forests.
The three maps were meant to be and are joined together to form a long oversize wall map. Map has general age toning and, in margins, traces of age and use and a few spots. As this map is extraordinary in size, it has several vertical folds to fit the original book size. Reverse side has the three titles repeated. The overall appearance is very good and attractive.
Page size: 36.2 x 113.7 cm (14.3 x 44.8")