Sebastian Münster
By HAID, Johann Jakob , 1747

Sebastianus Munsterus Prof. Ebr. L. in Acad. Basil nat 1489. den.d.23 Maji 1552.

Art & Architecture
  • Author: HAID, Johann Jakob
  • Publication place: [Augusburg
  • Publisher: Johann Jakob Haid
  • Publication date: 1747].
  • Physical description: Mezzotint portrait.
  • Dimensions: 220 by 148mm (8.75 by 5.75 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 17829


German printmaker Johann Jakob Haid produced a portrait of Sebastian Münster to serve as Plate 33 in Anton Brucker’s ‘Ehren-tempel der Deutschen Gelehrsamkeit’ (1747), a series of portrait of fifteenth century German scholars. The portrait shows the cartographer wearing a doublet and beret, and holding in his left hand a small book. The image is set in an oval, beneath which the subject’s name, position and dates of birth and death are given. The portrait appears to be drawn after an earlier example found in Thevet’s “Vrais portraits et vies des hommes illustres” (1584).