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Palestine Woodcut 1572

Contributed by Anton Weigel on 27.02.2006:

Sebastian M√ľnster (1488-1552) was a German cartographer, cosmographer, and Hebrew scholar whose Cosmographia (1544; “Cosmography”) was the earliest German description of the world and a major work – after the Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493 – in the revival of geographic thought in 16th-century Europe.

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