Nouuelle description de Poloigne & Hongrie
|Title||Nouuelle description de Poloigne & Hongrie |
|Alternative Title||Nouvelle description de Poloigne & Hongrie |
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|Cartographer||Müenster, Sebastian, 1489-1552|
|Century Published||16th century|
|Publication Date||1552? |
|Publisher||Müenster, Sebastian 1489-1552|
|Place of Publication||Switzerland--Basel |
|Original Source||"Cosmographei." Munster, Sebastian. Basileae: Henrichi Petri, 1552. |
|Descriptive Notes||Woodblock relief print in ink with metal plate used for text.|
Relief shown pictorially.
Printed in center of top in cartouche:
"Nouuelle description de Poloigne & Hongrie."
A description of the map is printed on the verso:
"Novs-Presenton Savx Lectevrsen ceste table la description de Poloigne & Hongrie…10."
Depicts Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia and the region east to "Moscovia". Also shows borders with Bosnia, Dalmatia and Bulgaria in the South and Prussia in the northeast. Major rivers, bodies of water as well as mountains, forests, and pictorial cities are shown.
|Contextual Notes||Sebastian Müenster (1489-1552) was a major writer, scholar, cosmographer and cartographer (Short, 108; Tooley, 454; Portinaro and Knirsch, 317). In 1505, Müenster entered a Franciscan order in Heidelberg. He later studied mathematics, geography, astronomy, cosmology and Hebrew. He produced 80 books on religion. He published several editions of Ptolemy's "Geographia" with many of his own woodcut maps including this map. Müenster was one of the first cartographers to make use of metal plates to print text on woodcut maps (Skelton, 39-40; Burden, 15-7). He also invited other mapmakers in Germany to send him maps of their local areas so that he could combine them into an accurate map of Germany. In 1544, he published his best known work "Cosmography" in Geneva. In its first edition, "Cosmography" contained 659 pages including 520 woodcut maps and drawings. In1548, this work contained 818 pages and 725 woodcuts. In 1550 the work contained 1,233 pages and 910 woodcuts. Throughout the sixteenth century this work was extremely influential and considered a major source of "geographical, historical, and scientific knowledge" (Short, 108-9). Müenster's work contains a heterogeneous set of knowledge including explanations of "the phoenix, goblins, and spirits." It also contains material discussing "the one-eyed and large-eared people who were supposed to inhabit parts of India" information about latitude and longitude, and royal genealogies. The work also contains maps of many different types including world maps, country maps, regional maps and city maps (Short, 109).|
Burden, Philip D. "Mapping of North America: A List of Printed Maps 1511-1670." Ricmansworth, Herts.: Raleigh Publications, 1996.
Pierluigi, Portinaro and Franco Knirsch. "The Cartography of North America 1500-1800." New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1987.
Short, John Rennie. "The World Through Maps: A History of Cartography." Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books Ltd., 2003.
Skelton, R. A. "Decorative Printed Maps of the Fifteenth to Eighteenth Centuries." London: Staple Press Ltd., 1952.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
|Location Depicted||Europe, Eastern|
|Subjects (LCSH)||Hungary--Maps-Early works to 1800.; Poland-Maps-Early works to 1800. |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP085 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G6031 1552 M83 [Map uncataloged]. |
|Physical Description||27 x 35 cm. |
|Condition||Has centerfold. Some color has bled through to verso. Acquisition information written in pencil on verso. Tape on verso on four corners. Some foxing throughout. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 600 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 400 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Acquisition||The Janice Ruth Johnson Memorial Map Collection donated by Professor W. Vance Johnson, Ellensburg, Washington, 1990. |