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Auction 125, Lot 473

"Londinum Feracis: Ang. Met", Munster/Petri

Subject: England, London

Period: 1628 (published)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Black & White

14 x 8.8 inches
35.6 x 22.4 cm

This bird's-eye view of London only appeared in the later editions of the Cosmographia. It was based on the Braun & Hogenberg view and depicts the area between Clerkenwell, Wapping, Southwark and Westminster Abbey. Large coats of arms grace the upper corners and text blocks in the lower corners describe the city gates. A variety of ships and boats fill the Thames, representing the economic importance of the city. Two couples in the foreground display the customary dress of the period. German text on verso.

References: Darlington & Howgego #6.

Condition: A

A sound sheet with a good impression and a little faint show through of the text on the verso. There is some light foxing and a binding hole in the blank margins.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $950

Closed on 9/24/2008