Auction 151, Lot 511

"Die Statt Paris-Etlicher Mass Figuriert und Contrafetet nach Ietziger Gelegenheit", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Paris, France

Period: 1567 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographey oder Beschreibung aller Lander…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.1 x 10 inches
35.8 x 25.4 cm

This charming, woodblock view of the walled medieval city of Paris represents the capital in about 1530. A lettered key identifies important places, including the Sorbonne. The surrounding countryside is filled with small walled estates, windmills and farmland, while in the foreground two bodies dangle from the gallows. The monogram of the engraver is shown at lower right (HRMD), followed by a horizontal dagger. German text on verso.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #157-22.

Condition: A

Excellent impression and color with a short centerfold separation at bottom that has been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $275

Closed on 11/19/2014

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