Auction 134, Lot 549

"Parma", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Parma, Italy

Period: 1578 (published)

Publication: Cosmographia oder beschreibung Aller Lander…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13 x 10.3 inches
33 x 26.2 cm

This interesting view of Parma depicts the walled medieval city under siege, with cannons blasting and troops stationed in the countryside. The view is oriented with east at top and the surrounding towns of Piacenza, Cremona, Casstal (likely Casalmaggiore) and Reggio are located. It is surrounded by a striking border with Gothic figures. German text on verso.

References:

Condition: B+

Light foxing, mostly in the margins and some minor show through of the text on verso. Worm holes near bottom neatline.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/1/2010

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