Auction 117, Lot 542

"Die Statt Paris…", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: France, Pairs

Period: 1580 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia Universalis

Color: Black & White

Size:
13 x 10.5 inches
33 x 26.7 cm

Great woodblock plan of Paris as a walled, medieval city from a bird's eye perspective, surrounded by fields and forests with windmills and estates. The plan is adorned with coats-of-arms and is surrounded by a striking border with gothic figures. German text on verso.

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Condition: C

Centerfold repair at bottom, with paper restoration and a bit of facsimile of the border. Some stains in map.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/6/2006

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