Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 729

"[Venice]", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Venice, Italy

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Hand Color

15.3 x 9.8 inches
38.9 x 24.9 cm

Bird's-eye view of Venice and the surrounding islands from a German edition of this influential 16th century history of the world. Rendered in the unique woodblock style with the calm lagoon contrasting with the rolling seas outside the sandbanks that protect the city. Two text blocks describe the city and its history.


Condition: A

Minor crease at bottom, else fine.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 3/6/2007