Auction 122, Lot 514

"Rubeaquo Rufach", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: France

Period: 1550 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographiae Universalis

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.7 x 9.5 inches
34.8 x 24.1 cm

This bird's-eye view illustrates the Alsatian village of Rouffach. Set amidst the equally detailed countryside, there are individual renderings of buildings, the city walls, the Chateau d’Isenbourg and the river. A long flowing banner bearing the name of the town and the date 1548 runs across the top. Italian text on verso.

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Condition: B

A clean example with some of the usual toning on the centerfold. The margins have a few holes and some loss, one at the top affecting some text, but not the view.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $55

Closed on 12/5/2007

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