Auction 121, Lot 399

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

Subject: Peru, Cusco

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographiae

Color: Black & White

13.8 x 10.8 inches
35.1 x 27.4 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+

A couple of minor printer's creases and some show-through of the text on verso. Binding hole and paper repair in lower margin.

Estimate: $130 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/26/2007