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Choose from 27 pictures in our Sebastian Munster collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Map of Palestine, 1588 Featured Sebastian Munster Print

Map of Palestine, 1588

16th century map of Palestine. North is towards upper right. Published in 1588, this German map shows the geography of Palestine, centred on the area that later become the state of Israel. The inscriptions are in German, and the place names are in Latin. These include ancient names like Petra, Coele Syria and Judea. The Dead Sea is at lower centre, and the Mediterranean coast is at left. Numerous towns and villages are shown on the map. The map is by the German cartographer Sebastian Munster (1489-1552), and was published in Basel in a posthumous edition of his Cosmographia, the earliest German atlas


1552 Munsters War Elephant of India Featured Sebastian Munster Print

1552 Munsters War Elephant of India

1552 The Cosmographia, Book V, of Sebastian Munster (the early latin edition from the Basel printing house of Sebastian Heinrich Petri). Woodcut plate in text. Published the year Munster died of plague. The woodcut illustrates the account of Alexander the Great's conquest of India, and the greatest battle against Porus. The battle took place July 326BC. Alexander managed to cross the river Hydapses (the Jhelum). But Porus sent his 200 strong elephants against the Macedonian cavalry and threatened to overwhelm them. During the battle Alexander overtook Porus's left wing, forcing it back upon the elephants. They panicked and ran into the Indian ranks. Alexander won the day, capturing Porus, but allowing him to continue to govern the territory in his name. The woodblock shows Europe was already quite familiar with the elephant. A long history in warfare was known from Hannibal and before

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