Auction 127, Lot 428

"Il Cuscho Citta Principale della Provincia del Peru", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Peru

Period: 1578 (published)

Publication: Cosmographiae

Color: Hand Color

15 x 10.8 inches
38.1 x 27.4 cm

This is a very early view of the city of Cuzco based on an earlier one by Braun & Hogenberg. The view features the surrounding countryside as well as the walled city. The figures of knights, peasants and nobility are seen both within and outside of the city. The title is shown in a banner cartouche, with a second title in German (Die Statt Cusco…) above the view. German text on verso with a smaller view of Temistitan, now called Mexico City.


Condition: B+

Slight show through of text on verso.

Estimate: $140 - $200

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/25/2009