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Ruland, Harold Laurence, 1906-1961.
Harold Ruland Papers on Sebastian Munster
Manuscripts Division
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1934-1961 (mostly 1950-1960)
4 boxes and 4.5 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-4


Consists of research material of American educator and historian Harold Ruland relating to his study of Sebastian Munster (1489-1552) and the history of cosmography and early cartography.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

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.

Collection Creator Biography:

Ruland, Harold Laurence, 1906-1961.

Harold Laurence Ruland (1906-1961) was an American educator and historian.

Collection History

Processing Information

This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.

The collection inventory was created by Michael Heist in August 2007.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Harold Ruland Papers on Sebastian Munster; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-4