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Cosmographia Universalis
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Cosmographia Universalis


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Description Sebastian Münster, a German cartographer, cosmographer, and Hebrew scholar, worked at the University of Basel. His Universal Cosmography, first published in 1544, was the earliest German description of the world. It was published in multiple editions, including translations into Latin, French, English, and Italian.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/07/2012Treatmentbinding stabilized
Exhibitions
  • Faces of Ancient Arabia: The Giraud and Carolyn Foster Collection of South Arabian Art. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008.
  • Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton. 2012-2013.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1575
Medium
printed book with woodcut illustrations
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
92.112
Measurements
Closed H: 12 13/16 x W: 8 3/4 x D: 3 3/8 in. (32.5 x 22.3 x 8.5 cm); Page 1229 H: 12 1/4 x W: 7 9/16 in. (31.1 x 19.2 cm); Map 13v H: 5/16 x W: 7 9/16 in. (31.2 x 19.2 cm); Map 13r H: 12 5/16 x W: 7 9/16 in. (31.2 x 19.2 cm); Open, Page 1229 H: 12 1/4 x W: 15 1/2 x D: 7 in. (31.12 x 39.37 x 17.78 cm); Open, Maps 13r-13v H: 12 1/4 x W: 14 1/2 x D: 8 in. (31.12 x 36.83 x 20.32 cm)
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Not On View

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