"[Die Statt Bern]", Munster, Sebastian
Subject: Bern, Switzerland
Period: 1598 (published)
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.
Some printer's creases along centerfold and slight show through of text on verso in the margins.