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Auction 145, Lot 623

One of the Earliest Obtainable Views of Rome

"Der Statt Rom in aller Welt Bekant Contrafehtung nach Jetziger Gelegenheit", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Rome, Italy

Period: 1578 (published)

Publication: Cosmographia oder beschreibung Aller Lander…

Color: Black & White

14.1 x 10.1 inches
35.8 x 25.7 cm
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This is a great early plan view of 16th century Rome and the Vatican City. Monuments of the ancient city, such as the Coliseum, the Pantheon and the aqueducts are also shown. German text on verso with an interesting illustration of three naked witches.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #158-58.

Condition: B+

Wide, original margins with a very small hole and an area of paper weakness along centerfold in bottom half of image caused by the removal of the back strap.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/12/2013