Auction 112, Lot 576

"Lisbona - Olisipo, sive ut Pervetustae Lapidum Inscriptiones Habent, Ulysippo, Vulgo Lisgona Florentissimum Portugalliae Emporiu", Braun & Hogenberg

Subject: Portugal -Lisbon

Period: 1572 (circa)

Publication: Civitates Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 13.7 inches
48.3 x 34.8 cm

During the sixteenth century, Lisbon attained great wealth from the establishment of the Portuguese shipping empire to Africa, India and the Far East. This sheet contains two views of Lisbon; at top the whole city with the Roman and Moorish citadels on the hills in the background, and the Tower of Belem and the Geronimos Monastery at bottom. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: B

Lovely old color. Slight toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 9/28/2005

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