Scarce first available birds eye view of Nice and the Castle published by Belleforest.

In 1575 Sebastian Münster's Cosmographia was translated into French and published in Paris by François de Belle-Forest.

However there were only a few maps of France in the pre 1580 edition of Munster and Belleforest added more French maps. Nice was one of those. Very rare as there was only one edition of Belleforests Comographia.

Uncoloured as issued

Excellent / Mint

Références: Pastoureau, Belleforest I-1 [51]; Fauser, #9845

Publication La Cosmographie Universelle de tout le Monde. Paris, Nicolas Chesneau - Michel Sonnius, 1575. Belleforest

code : M5008

Cartographer : BELLEFOREST François de Belleforest

Date : 1575 Paris

Size : 30*20.5 cms

availability : Available

Price : £650

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François de Belleforest was a French writer, translator and poet during the Renaissance. In 1568 he became historian of King Henry III, but had to give up soon because of inaccuracies. He worked as a writer and translator and transferred the Cosmography of Sebastian Munster into French. La Cosmographie universelle de tout le monde was published 1575 in Paris and was created in collaboration with the two Parisian publishers Nicolas Chesneau and Michel Sonnius. He has not used Sebastian Munster as sole source, several maps and views are based on Ortelius and Braun / Hogenberg, but also own work and unknown sources are found in the important work.