Münster, S.: Monstra Marina & Terrestria



Sebastian Münster (1488 – 1552)

Monstra Marina & Terrestria, quae Passim in Partibus Aquilonis Inveniuntur

Sebastian Münster’s famous chart of sea monsters and terrestrial animals. Uncoloured woodblock engraving.

The chart was published in Münster’s Cosmographia, earliest German-language description of the world.
This chart is from a Latin edition of Cosmographia, published some years later than the first German edition.

Year of printing ca. 1550
Place of printing Basel
Technique wood engraving
Illustrations uncoloured
Dimensions 31 x 38 cm
Condition 3,
Condition explanations (5) Mint, (4) Very good, (3) Good, (2) Fair, (1) Poor
Other Verso text in Latin