Catalog Archive
Auction 115, Lot 583

"[Venice]", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Venice, Italy

Period: 1564 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Hand Color

15.2 x 9.8 inches
38.6 x 24.9 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. German text on verso.


Condition: B

Trimmed close at sides, apparently as issued.. Nice impression with attractive, period correct color. Minor soil and stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/21/2006