Catalog Archive
Auction 115, Lot 488

"Fribergum Misinae", Braun & Hogenberg

Subject: Germany

Period: 1575 (circa)

Publication: Civitates Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18 x 13.2 inches
45.7 x 33.5 cm

This is one of the earliest detailed birds-eye views of Freiberg in lower Saxony, showing the city walls and surrounding countryside. A costumed couple and the map key appear in the foreground with the coat of arms in the upper left. French text on verso.


Condition: A

Lightly toned with a bit of minor foxing, mostly in blank margins. Remnants of paper hinges on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/21/2006