Sebastian Munster “Nigra Sylva XI Nova Tabula” [Black Forest] From Cosmographia. Basel: Henric Petri, 1548. 11 1/4 x 14 5/8,Woodcut. Very good condition.
An original antique map from the mid-sixteenth century by Sebastian Munster (1489-1552), one of the first great modern cartographers. He studiously compiled the best information available in the sixteenth century, corresponding with scholars all around Europe and visiting book fairs and libraries whenever possible. Munster issued many influential maps in his editions of Ptolemy’s Geographia and his own Cosmographia which were published beginning in 1540. This is a fine example of his output.