"Sito & Figura di Francofordia citta, come e nel 1546", Munster, Sebastian
Period: 1558 (circa)
Color: Black & White
15.5 x 9.6 inches
39.4 x 24.4 cm
This excellent woodblock view portrays Frankfurt am Main. The bird's eye prospective provides a panoramic view of the houses, churches, and cathedral within the city walls and the boats, weirs and bridges on the river. It is decorated with a large coat of arms, two cartouches containing keys and held aloft by putti, and a unique compass floating in the river. Latin text on verso.
Narrow side margins as issued, still adequate for framing. Slight show through of text from verso.