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Auction 135, Lot 523

"La Description de Boheme selon ses plus Nobles Citez, Villes & Bourgades", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1570 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographiae Universalis

Color: Hand Color

14 x 10 inches
35.6 x 25.4 cm

This early woodcut map of today's Czech Republic centers on Prague with the mountainous region graphically depicted. The map is oriented with south at the top where the road to Vienna is shown. A key at lower right identifies the symbols used to distinguish the cities and towns as either controlled by the Bohemian monarchy or the Turks, and also whether it is Hussite or Catholic; in this edition with the text missing.


Condition: A

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/16/2011