Auction 110, Lot 536

"[Venice]", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Venice, Italy

Period: 1570 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Black & White

15 x 9.6 inches
38.1 x 24.4 cm

Bird's-eye view of Venice and the surrounding islands from a German edition of this influential 16th century history of the world. Rendered in the unique woodblock style with the calm lagoon contrasting with the rolling seas outside the sandbanks that protect the city. Two text blocks describe the city and its history.


Condition: B

Lightly toned. Backed with Japanese tissue, repairing centerfold with small loss of neatline of the text block at right.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 3/2/2005