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Auction 141, Lot 499

"Praga 1574", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Prague, Czech Republic

Period: 1578 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Hand Color

6 x 5 inches
15.2 x 12.7 cm

This is an attractive woodcut view of the city of Prague as it was in 1574. The map shows the verdant hillsides surrounding the city. Printed on a full sheet (8.3 x 13.4") of German text with decorative initials and a coat-of-arms below. On verso two small woodcut illustrations depict a medieval battle and an execution by burning at the stake.

References: cf. Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #158 [166].

Condition: B+

There is a small hole just above the horizon at center, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/5/2012