Auction 126, Lot 578

"Die Statt Basel…", Munster/Petri

Subject: Switzerland, Basel

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.7 x 10 inches
34.8 x 25.4 cm

Double-page woodblock bird's-eye view of the fortified city of Basel, based on the plan by Braun and Hogenberg. It is filled with details down to individual streets, buildings, bridges, towers, churches and busy river traffic. A legend at lower left locates 29 important sites. City crest lies at top center. German text and illustrations on verso.

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Condition: B+

Slightly weaker impression at center, else very good with a couple of spots in the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/3/2008

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