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Auction 116, Lot 400

"Il Cuscho Citta Principale della Provincia del Peru", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Peru

Period: 1580 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia Universalis

Color: Black & White

14.8 x 10.8 inches
37.6 x 27.4 cm
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This very early view of the city of Cuzco is based on Braun & Hogenberg's depiction of the city. Several figures are shown inside the city walls and on the hillside and roads lead into the city. The block title is in a ribbon banner in the sky above the countryside with a second title above top neatline "Die Statt Cusco..." Plus a nice plan of Mexico City ("Der Statt Themistitan...") is on verso. German text on verso.


Condition: B

Good impression with close margins around. Two light stains in lower margins near centerfold and some show though from heavy printing on verso, else very good.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/20/2006