Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 555

"Londinum Feracis: Ang. Met.", Munster/Petri

Subject: England, London

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Hand Color

14.3 x 9 inches
36.3 x 22.9 cm

This bird's-eye view of London only appeared in the later editions of the Cosmographia. It was based on the Braun & Hogenberg view and depicts the area between Clerkenwell, Wapping, Southwark and Westminster Abbey. Large coats of arms grace the upper corners and text blocks in the lower corners describe the city gates. A variety of ships and boats fill the Thames, representing the economic importance of the city. Two couples in the foreground display the customary costume of the period.

References: Howgego #6.

Condition: A

Professional repair of bottom fold, not affecting image.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,300

Sold for: $900

Closed on 3/6/2007