Auction 122, Lot 639

"Contrafehtung der Furnemen Statt Venedig sampt den Umbligenden Inseln", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Venice, Italy

Period: 1562 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia.

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: B+

A clear impression on a sheet with close margins left and right as issued. Faint toning on the centerfold.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $650

Closed on 12/5/2007

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