Auction 125, Lot 678

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

Subject: Venice, Italy

Period: 1550 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographey das ist Beschreibung

Color: Hand Color

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, the calm lagoon contrasts with the roiling 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

Margins with a couple of binding holes and some minor smudges.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/24/2008

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