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- Published: Basel
- Published date: 1578
- Issue date: 1578
- Technique: Woodcut, uncolored.
- Type: map
- Category: Mirandola
- Size: 267 by 325mm (10½ by 12¾ inches).
- Stock number: 28717
- Condition: A strong impression, in excellent condition.
Decorative woodcut map, published in a German text edition of the ,Cosmographia' by Sebastian Münster 1578. A fine bird's eye view of the siege of the city of Mirandula with troops ans fortifications, in the background two small views of Mantua and Ferrara, in the foreground in the lower right corner a small view of Modena. The 'Cosmographia' by Sebastian Münster was one of the most richest illustrated books with geographical content describing the world in the mid of the 16th century. It was published in Basel from 1544 onwards up to 1628 in various editions and different languages. Its content was enlarged from edition to edition to provide the reader with the newest information.