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Auction 116, Lot 550

"[Lot of 66 - Switzerland] Von dem Teutschen Landt", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1580 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia Universalis

Color: Black & White

9 x 14 inches
22.9 x 35.6 cm
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This lot of approximately 66 leaves make up the section of Munster's great Cosmographia that deals with the history of Switzerland. These early printed leaves contain several important maps, including Zurich, Solothurn, Bern, and Basel. There are portraits, weird animals, battle scenes, medieval methods of execution, coats of arms, a variety of occupations, and village scenes, and a quaint scene of William Tell shooting the apple off his son's head. German text.


Condition: C

Overall toning, damp stains and scattered foxing, which can easily be cleaned.

Estimate: $650 - $750


Closed on 9/20/2006