Auction 130, Lot 553

"[Die Statt Bern]", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Bern, Switzerland

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Cosmographey

Color: Hand Color

13 x 10.5 inches
33 x 26.7 cm

This well rendered bird's-eye view depicts the fortified Swiss city of Bern. The detailed plan shows the Arola Fl or Aare River wrapping around the city with scores of individual buildings, churches, towers, and named streets. Fields and forests spread beyond. With German text, wood block figures and elaborate titles on verso.


Condition: A

Some printer's creases along centerfold and slight show through of text on verso in the margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/2/2009