Auction 129, Lot 681

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

Subject: Venice, Italy

Period: 1578 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographey das ist Beschreibung

Color: Hand Color

15 x 9.6 inches
38.1 x 24.4 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 with the calm lagoon contrasting with the roiling seas outside the sandbanks that protect the city. Two text blocks describe the city and its history. German text on verso.


Condition: B+

Nice impression with a printer's crease near the centerfold. There are some damp stains in the margins that barely enter the map at corners.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/23/2009