Auction 119, Lot 439

"Il Cuscho Citta Principale della Provincia del Peru", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Peru

Period: 1550 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Hand Color

17.8 x 10.5 inches
45.2 x 26.7 cm

This is a very early view of the city of Cuzco based on an earlier one by Braun & Hogenberg. The view features the surrounding countryside as well as the walled city. The figures of knights, peasants and nobility are seen both within and outside of the city. The title is shown in a banner cartouche, with a second title in German (Die Statt Cusco…) above the view. German text on verso with a smaller view of Temistitan, now called Mexico City.


Condition: B

Attractive color with some toning on the centerfold. There are a few scattered stains and spots, most confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/9/2007