Auction 125, Lot 611

"La Description de Boheme selon ses plus Nobles Citez, Villes & Bourgades", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1560 (circa)

Publication: La Cosmographie Universelle

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.8 x 10.5 inches
35.1 x 26.7 cm

This early woodcut map of today's Czech Republic centers on Prague with the mountainous region graphically depicted. The map is oriented with south at the top where the road to Vienna is shown. A key at lower right identifies the symbols used to distinguish the cities and towns as either controlled by the Bohemian monarchy or the Turks, and also whether it is Hussite or Catholic.

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Condition: A

Nice impression and pleasant later color. Upper corners have paper loss repaired, well away from map.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/24/2008

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