Auction 123, Lot 630

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

Subject: Venice, Italy

Period: 1562 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographey das ist Beschreibung

Color: Black & White

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 with the calm lagoon contrasting 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: A

A sound sheet with a trace of show through from the text on verso. Margins with a couple of binding holes and some minor smudges.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $375

Closed on 2/20/2008

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