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Auction 115, Lot 480

"[Lot of 2] Die Statt Solothurn [and] Von dem Wiselapurgerow", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1578 (circa)


Color: Black & White

See Description

Pair of maps of towns in Switzerland. First is a double-page bird's-eye view of Solothurn, 12" x 9.5". Solothurn is considered by many to be the most beautiful baroque city in Switzerland. With a smaller wood block map of Ernburg on verso (7.5 x 3.5"). The second sheet is a bird's-eye view surrounding the northwestern town of Biel, 6" x 6" on a sheet measuring 8.3 x 12.5". Biel claims it is the only town in Switzerland where French and German are both spoken on an equal basis.


Condition: B

The former has a little offsetting in blank margins and show through from verso. The latter is very good.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/21/2006