Station 1, titel

In 1537, Tyrolean Johannes Putsch published the first anthropomorphic map, showing a crowned female figure in the shape of Europe. Putsch lived in proximity to Emperor Ferdinand I. From 1588, this map of Queen Europe also appeared in several editions of Sebastian Münster’s “Cosmographey”. In this cosmography, a description of the world, Münster emphasizes Europe’s superiority over Asia, Africa and America.

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