Auction 116, Lot 559

"Sito & Figura di Francofordia citta, come e nel 1546", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Germany

Period: 1558 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Narrow side margins as issued, still adequate for framing. Slight show through of text from verso.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/20/2006

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