Auction 151, Lot 581

"Contrafhetung der Furnemen Statt Venedig / Sampt den Umbligenden Inseln", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Venice, Italy

Period: 1572 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographey oder Beschreibung Aller Lander…

Color: Hand Color

14.9 x 9.8 inches
37.8 x 24.9 cm

Bird's-eye view of Venice and the surrounding islands from a German edition of this influential 16th century history of the world. Rendered in the unique woodblock style with the calm lagoon contrasting with the roiling seas outside the sandbanks that protect the city. Two text blocks describe the city and its history. German text on verso.

References: cf. Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #157-30.

Condition: B+

Light soiling with a printer's crease near centerfold. Remargined at right and left with neatline replaced in facsimile, as this example was trimmed at the sides during the binding process to fit in the atlas.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $240

Closed on 11/19/2014