Auction 146, Lot 542

"Von dem Teutschen Land. Bodensee auff der Germanischen Seyten", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Bodensee, Germany & Switzerland

Period: 1578 (published)

Publication: Cosmographey

Color: Black & White

Size:
6.4 x 4.6 inches
16.3 x 11.7 cm

This woodcut map presents a charming bird's-eye view of Bodensee, nestled between Germany and Switzerland. The view depicts the surrounding towns, mountains, and rivers flowing into the lake. A small-masted boat and a rowboat are shown in the lake. On a full sheet of German text (12.8 x 8.0").

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #158-116.

Condition: B+

Even toning with minor show-through of text on verso and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/4/2013

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