Auction 112, Lot 553

"[Venice]", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Venice, Italy

Period: 1562 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

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.


Condition: A

Good impression and period-correct later color. Minor printer's crease near centerfold. Light spotting and a professionally repaired short tear in blank margins.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/28/2005