Auction 140, Lot 446

"Londinum Feracis: Ang. Met", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: London, England

Period: 1628 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Hand Color

14 x 8.8 inches
35.6 x 22.4 cm

This bird's-eye view of London only appeared in the later editions of the Cosmographia. It was based on the Braun & Hogenberg view and depicts the area between Clerkenwell, Wapping, Southwark and Westminster Abbey. Large coats of arms grace the upper corners and text blocks in the lower corners describe the city gates. A variety of ships and boats fill the Thames, representing the economic importance of the city. Two couples in the foreground display the customary dress of the period. German text on verso.

References: Howgego #6.

Condition: B+

Wide, original margins with light show-through of text on verso and a few spots. There is a small hole along centerfold in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,300

Sold for: $950

Closed on 5/23/2012