Auction 103, Lot 421

"Corduba", Braun & Hogenberg

Subject: Spain

Period: 1600 (circa)

Publication: Civitates Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 13.2 inches
50 x 33.5 cm

Quaint bird's-eye view of Cordova. Lettered key identifies important landmarks, including the Stabulum Regnum or King's Stables. The view is surmounted with a banner title held aloft by cherubs and a coat of arms. Latin text on verso.


Condition: C

Several old tape repairs on verso reinforcing fragile paper due to oxidation of the original color. Still a lovely piece deserving conservation with fine original color, flaws not distracting.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/11/2003