Auction 113, Lot 621

"[Venice]", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Venice, Italy

Period: 1562 (published)

Publication: Cosmographiae Universalis

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Professional and near invisible repair of short tear at left. Light soil, mostly in margins.

Estimate: $550 - $600

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/7/2005

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