Auction 121, Lot 617

"[Die Statt Genff]", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Geneva, Switzerland

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographiae

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14 x 6 inches
35.6 x 15.2 cm

An uncommon and early woodblock view of Geneva as a medieval walled city on the shores of Lake Leman. The skyline is dominated by the Cathedral of St. Peter, where John Calvin preached during the 16th century. On a sheet with German text below (6.25 x 13.5")

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Condition: B

A little minor foxing and some toning. The lower margin has a small binding hole, well away from text or view.

Estimate: $130 - $150

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/26/2007

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