Engraving. 175 x 155mm, 7 x 6¼". Trimmed from a larger sheet, mounted on album paper.
Portrait of the German cartographer, Sebastian Münster. (1488-1552), best known for his work 'Cosmographia', one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. As Professor of Hebrew at the University of Basel he edited the Hebrew bible, adding a a Latin translation. This portrait was published in André Thevet's 'Les vrais pourtraits et vies des hommes illustres'. It shows Munster pointing at a Hebrew script.
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