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Sebastian Muenster,
"Cosmographei oder beschrebung aller länder ...", 
german edition, printed in Basel by Henricpetri, Anno 1558


Sebastian Münster (1488 – 1552), was a German cartographer, cosmographer, and a Hebrew scholar. In 1505, aged 17, Münster became a Franciscan monk, even being ordained some years later.
His universal studies at several universities qualify Münster as polymath.

Printer / Publisher:

Sebastian Henric Petri (* 1546 in Basel; † 1627 in Basel) was a famous printer of the dynasty of Petri. He was the son of Heinrich Petri (whose stepfather was Sebastian Münster) and brother of Adam Henric Petri and Sixtus Henricpetri. From 1572, he headed for over 50 years the pharmacy. He published hundreds of Latin and German titles: historiographic works, new editions of elder titles, schoolbooks, theological papers and updated new editions of Münster «Cosmographia».


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