Auction 121, Lot 520

"Paris", Munster/Petri

Subject: Paris, France

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographiae

Color: Hand Color

13 x 10 inches
33 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. The surrounding countryside is filled with small walled estates, windmills and farmland, while in the foreground two bodies dangle from the gallows. The plan is adorned with coats-of-arms and is surrounded by a striking border with Gothic figures. German text on verso.


Condition: A

A faint printer's crease in the map. The upper margin has a stain, and the lower margin is repaired, neither affects the view at all.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/26/2007