Auction 151, Lot 534

"Bende Stett Basel mit dem Furfliessenden Rhein und Allen Furnemen Gebeuwen", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Basel, Switzerland

Period: 1572 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographey oder Beschreibung Aller Lander…

Color: Hand Color

13.9 x 10.1 inches
35.3 x 25.7 cm

Double-page wood block bird's-eye view of the fortified city of Basel. Filled with details down to individual streets and buildings, bridges, towers and churches. Legend locates 29 buildings. City crest at top center. On verso is German text and a miniature bird's-eye view of Basel.

References: cf. Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #157-50.

Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color and minor soiling confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $350

Closed on 11/19/2014