Catalog Archive
Auction 119, Lot 644

"[Die Statt Bern]", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Bern, Switzerland

Period: 1548 (dated)

Publication: Cosmographiae Universalis

Color: Black & White

12 x 8.3 inches
30.5 x 21.1 cm

This well rendered bird's-eye view depicts the fortified Swiss city of Bern. The detailed plan shows the Arola Fl or Aare 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 figures and elaborate titles on verso.


Condition: B

Light damp staining at top, just touching neatline. Some soil and toning on centerfold with minor show through of text on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/9/2007