Auction 126, Lot 643

"Neapels - Napoli", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Naples, Italy

Period: 1578 (published)

Publication: Cosmographey

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13 x 10 inches
33 x 25.4 cm

This very decorative woodcut view illustrates the fortified city of Naples viewed from the bay. The castle of San Martino is shown on the hill, as well as the Castel dell'Ovo and the Castle Nuovo. The view is surrounded by an elaborate Gothic border. Titled in German at top as Neapels with a ribbon banner in the sky titled Napoli. German text and a map of southern Italy on verso.

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Condition: A

There is a small worm track in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/3/2008

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