Auction 119, Lot 544

"Lutetia Parisiorum urbs, toto orbe celeberrima notissimaque caput regni Franciae", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: France

Period: 1550 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographiae Universalis

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14 x 10 inches
35.6 x 25.4 cm

Charming, woodblock view of the walled medieval city of Paris representing the capital in about 1530, complete with named streets and a lettered key identifying important places, including the Sorbonne. The surrounding countryside is filled with small walled estates, windmills and farmland, while in the foreground two bodies dangle from the gallows. The monogram of the engraver is shown at lower right (HRMD), followed by a horizontal dagger. Latin text on the verso.

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Condition: A

Very good with some minor marginal toning and chipping.

Estimate: $700 - $900

Sold for: $500

Closed on 5/9/2007

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