by Sebastian Münster


Date of first edition:  1540

Date of this map: 1542

Dimensions (not including margins): 26 x 34 cm

Condition: Good. Wood cut. Centre fold as published; some age-toning. Wide margins.

Condition rating: A

Verso: text in Latin

Map reference: Karrow, 58/110

From: Geographia Universalis, Vetus et Nova, complectens Claudii Prolemaei Alexandrini enarrationis libros VIII. Basel, Heinrich Petri, 1542



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One of the oldest maps of the duchy of Brabant

Dating 1540, so still a woodcut and without any boundaries, it covers a larger region up to River Rhine from Rinamgn (remember WW II bridge!) to Arnum, further due west to Dordrecht. The inland river system is prominently present. The islands of Zeeland are naively portraited.

The verso contains a table with Latin names of certain locations which existed in Roman times.

Original title: Brabantia V Rheni et X Nova Tabula