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Identifier: 
exws_pages_b03_item08
Title: 
Leaf from Sebastian Munster's "Cosmographia Universalis"
Creator: 
Münster, Sebastian, 1489-1552
Date: 
1559
Description: 
From Sebastian Munster's "Cosmographia Universalis". The edition of the book from which this leaf was taken was printed in 1559 by Heinrich Petri at Basle. The woodcuts of this piece are important because they have the initials of the engraver- a rare thing to see in early illustrated books. The recto side of the leaf is page 559 and the verso side is page 560.
Dimensions: 
7.9 x 11.8 in. (20.1 x 30 cm)
Subject: 
detached leaves
Subject: 
Manuscripts--Specimens
Subject: 
Printing--History
Location: 
Basle (Switzerland)
Century: 
Sixteenth century
Contributor: 
Petri, Heinrich, 1508-1579
Language: 
Latin
Collection: 
Pages from the Past
Type: 
Text
File Format: 
image/jp2
Source: 
Z4 .P33x. Pages from the past : original leaves from rare books and manuscripts. Western Michigan University Special Collections
Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Rights: 
The digital version is available for education use under ‘Fair Use’ guidelines. For additional permission and further information contact the WMU Libraries: lib-dc@wmich.edu
Digital Date: 
2018