Auction 142, Lot 517

"[Lot of 2] Franckfurt an der Oder Anno Dni 1548 [and] Franckofordianae Civitatis Situs & Figura Qualem hoc Christi Anno 1549 habet", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Frankfurt, Germany

Period: 1550 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia Universalis

Color: Black & White

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This lot includes two detailed woodcut views of Frankfurt, both with Latin titles and text on verso. A. Franckfurt an der Oder Anno Dni 1548, (11.4 x 8"). Great woodblock map depicting the Hanseatic city on the banks of the river Oder with several boats in the river and farmers and workmen on the road leading to the bridge into the city. The ribbon style title cartouche contains the monogram RMD of the engraver, Hans Rudolf Manuel Deutsch. There is a key below the view and German text on verso. Condition: Light text show-through, faint centerfold toning, and some faint damp stains confined to the blank margins. (B+)

B. Franckofordianae Ciuitatis Situs & Figura Qualem hoc Christi Anno 1549 habet, (15.5 x 9.8"). This is an interesting bird's-eye view of the medieval town of Frankfurt am Main, with a large coat of arms and two keys surrounded by elaborates cartouches. The city is surrounded by an elaborate turreted wall and is centered on the Main River. Condition: Light text show-through, faint centerfold toning, and a few minor spots in the image. There is an archivally repaired hole in bottom blank margin along centerfold. The side margins are trimmed to the neatline, apparently as issued. (B)

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Estimate: $350 - $450

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