"Die Statt Bern", Munster, Sebastian
Subject: Bern, Switzerland
Period: 1548 (dated)
Publication: Cosmographia Universalis
Color: Black & White
11.8 x 8.2 inches
30 x 20.8 cm
This well rendered bird's-eye view depicts the fortified Swiss city of Bern. The detailed plan shows the Arola River wrapping around the city with scores of individual buildings, churches, towers, and named streets. Fields and forests spread beyond. With German text, wood block figure and fancy lettering on verso.
Very nice impression, printed on fine paper with wide margins. Some scattered toning or foxing, lazy crease along centerfold with some lightening, two small repaired worm holes in upper neatline near center.