"[Venice]", Munster, Sebastian
Subject: Venice, Italy
Period: 1562 (published)
Publication: Cosmographiae Universalis
Color: Hand Color
15.1 x 9.6 inches
38.4 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.
Professional and near invisible repair of short tear at left. Light soil, mostly in margins.