Harold Ruland Papers on Sebastian Munster
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
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Harold Laurence Ruland (1906-1961) was an American educator and historian.
The collection consists of correspondence, articles, manuscript notes, microfilm, photographic reproductions, bibliographies, card files, and tables of Ruland relating to his study of Sebastian Munster (1489-1552) and the history of cosmography and early cartography. Most of the papers pertain to Munster's work, the Cosmographia (1544), including Ruland's article "A Survey of the Double-Page Maps in Thirty-Five Editions of the Cosmographia Universalis, 1544-1628 of Sebastian Munster, and in His Editions of Ptolemy's Geographia; 1540-1552" (1957); tables and lists concerning various editions of the Cosmosgraphia; photocopies of maps; and other articles and publications.
This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement.
This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.
The collection inventory was created by Michael Heist in August 2007.
- Cartography -- Europe -- History
- Cosmography -- History
- Geographers -- Germany -- 16th century
- Geography -- Europe -- 15th-16th centuries
- Geography -- German -- 15th-16th centuries
- Historical geography -- Maps -- 16th century
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Collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
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