Auction 123, Lot 575

"Die Statt Chur…", Munster/Petri

Subject: Switzerland, Chur

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Cosmographiae Universalis

Color: Hand Color

13.7 x 5.5 inches
34.8 x 14 cm

Woodcut view of Chur, the oldest town in Switzerland, and the capital of the canton of Graubünden is on a double sheet with German text. The ancient churches of St. Martins and St. Luzius are shown and named, along with some other points of interest within the walled medieval town. An unfortunate person is shown hanging from the gibbet outside of town.


Condition: B+

Some uneven toning, mostly in text and margins with a couple of binding holes in blank margins, well away from image.

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 2/20/2008