Auction 135, Lot 528

"Bazel, een beroemde Stadt aen den Tyn, alwaer het graf is van Erasmus", Schenk, Pieter

Subject: Basel, Switzerland

Period: 1702 (circa)

Publication: Hecatompolis, sive Totius Orbis Terrarum…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.2 x 8.4 inches
25.9 x 21.3 cm

This is a rare view of Basel from Schenk's important town atlas. It shows the important bridge across the Rhine River and the University of Basel where Erasmus taught. The Latin title is at lower right, Basilea, Urbs famosa ad Rhenum fluvium Sepulcrum Erasmi Roterodami.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/16/2011

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