Engraving of Sebastian Münster

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This is an engraving of a mapmaker. The mapmaker is the well-known mapmaker of the 16th century called Sebastian Münster. We don’t know exactly who engraved this portrait of Münster, but in the course of the rest of the collection at Villanova University’s Falvey Library there will be many, many wood-cut maps, early maps, famous maps, performed by this mapmaker. He was born and lived his life largely in what is now Germany, and his work was pioneering work, copied by many in the years that followed.



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