Auction 119, Lot 598

"Namen der Gruben im Furtelbach…", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: France - Mining

Period: 1567 (published)

Publication: Cosmographey oder Beschreibung aller Lander...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6 x 8.5 inches
15.2 x 21.6 cm

Fascinating and early woodblock view names the mines in Furtelbach, Germany, arrayed along a river valley. The view shows simplified topography with villages, castles and even a gallows noted. German text and a small view of men breaking rocks on the verso.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #157-53.

Condition: A

Sharp impression printed on sound paper with a few marginal spots, not affecting the view.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/9/2007

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