"Contrafehtung der Furnemen Statt Venedig sampt den Umbligenden Inseln", Munster, Sebastian
Subject: Venice, Italy
Period: 1562 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
15.3 x 9.8 inches
38.9 x 24.9 cm
Bird's-eye view of Venice and the surrounding islands from a German edition of this influential 16th century history of the world. Rendered in the unique woodblock style , the calm lagoon contrasts with the rolling seas outside the sandbanks that protect the city. Two text blocks describe the city and its history. German text on verso.
A clear impression on a sheet with close margins left and right as issued. Faint toning on the centerfold.