Auction 109, Lot 425

"Colmar…", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: France

Period: 1568 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographie

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 9 inches
34.3 x 22.9 cm

Attractive bird's-eye plan of the Alsatian city of Colmar. This scene exemplifies the bold style of woodblock engraving with the huge cathedral and other church steeples dominating the city center, and forests, lush farmland and tiny villages filling the surrounding countryside. German text on verso.

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Condition: B

Attractive old color. Centerfold separation repaired with archival tape. Defects and soil in blank margins.

Estimate: $190 - $240

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/1/2004

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