"Paris", Munster, Sebastian
Subject: Paris, France
Period: 1578 (published)
Publication: Cosmographia oder beschreibung Aller Lander…
Color: Hand Color
13 x 10 inches
33 x 25.4 cm
This charming, woodblock view of the walled medieval city of Paris represents the capital in about 1530. A lettered key identifies important places, including the Sorbonne. The surrounding countryside is filled with small walled estates, windmills and farmland, while in the foreground two bodies dangle from the gallows. The plan is adorned with coats-of-arms and is surrounded by a striking border with gothic figures. German text on verso.
There is some minor show through of the text on verso.