Auction 129, Lot 613

"La dipintura della citta de Basilea adombrata secondo 'l natural sito, il quale quellahaueua l'anno 1549", Munster/Petri

Subject: Basel, Switzerland

Period: 1588 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.8 x 10 inches
35.1 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. Italian text on verso.

References:

Condition: B+

Nice strong impression with slight toning on centerfold. There is a small binding hole in top margin, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/23/2009

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