Catalog Archive
Auction 115, Lot 484

"Die Statt Basel…", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Basel, Switzerland

Period: 1570 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographiae

Color: Black & White

13.7 x 10 inches
34.8 x 25.4 cm

Double-page wood block bird's-eye view of the fortified city of Basel. Filled with details down to individual streets and buildings, bridges, towers and churches. Legend locates 29 buildings. City crest at top center.


Condition: A

Nice impression on a full sheet of thin hand laid paper with full, original margins. A little marginal soiling and occasional marginal foxing. Trace of show-through from bold titling on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/21/2006