Auction 122, Lot 554

"Lisbona", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Portugal, Lisbon

Period: 1580 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia Universalis

Color: Black & White

14.2 x 8.8 inches
36.1 x 22.4 cm

A charming woodcut panoramic view of Lisbon based on Braun & Hogenberg's earlier example. The city is shown from the sea, with galleons, rowboats, and buildings. In the foreground, seven friars or priests set out on a journey in a rowboat. A pair of galleons under construction is shown along the quay. German text on verso.


Condition: B+

A sound sheet with a little irregular toning. The neatline has a pair of small wormholes. Hinge remnants on verso.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/5/2007