"Il Cuscho Citta Principale della Provincia del Peru", Munster, Sebastian
Period: 1580 (circa)
Publication: Cosmographia Universalis
Color: Black & White
14.8 x 10.8 inches
37.6 x 27.4 cm
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.
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.