Auction 104, Lot 421

"Schletstatt", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: France

Period: 1575 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Hand Color

12.8 x 8 inches
32.5 x 20.3 cm

Bird's-eye view of Selestat in Alsace. Rendered in the typical woodcut style with fields and livestock in the foreground and the town pictured with its walls and steeples. In the sky, a cherub riding a goose holds the coat of arms and title banner. Initials of the engraver, RMD, at lower right.


Condition: B

Attractive old color, lightly toned with some foxing in margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/10/2003