Auction 121, Lot 571

"Die Stat Spira", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Germany

Period: 1554 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographiae Universalis

Color: Black & White

15 x 6.8 inches
38.1 x 17.3 cm

An early view of the city of Speyer illustrates the profile of the town from the Rhine River. The Speyer Cathedral is shown in all its imposing glory, with S. Widnberg and S. German on either side. In the foreground, a group of hunters are being ferried across the Rhine atop their horses. Latin text on verso and below the map.


Condition: A

A nice impression with a repair in the top margin, well away from the map.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/26/2007