Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 648

"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.


Condition: B

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.

Estimate: $275 - $325


Closed on 3/6/2007