Auction 125, Lot 589

"Die Stat Spira", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Germany, Speyer

Period: 1554 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographiae Universalis

Color: Black & White

15 x 6.7 inches
38.1 x 17 cm

This early view of the city of Speyer illustrates the profile of the town from the Rhine River. The Speyer Cathedral is shown in all its imposing glory, with S. Widnberg and S. German on either side. In the foreground, a group of hunters are being ferried across the Rhine atop their horses. Italian text on verso and below the map.


Condition: A

There are a couple of binding holes along the centerfold in the blank margins, else fine.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/24/2008