Auction 151, Lot 583

"Napoli", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Naples, Italy

Period: 1572 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographey oder Beschreibung Aller Lander…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.1 x 10.2 inches
33.3 x 25.9 cm

This very decorative woodcut view illustrates the fortified city of Naples viewed from the bay. The castle of San Martino is shown on the hill, as well as the Castel dell'Ovo and the Castle Nuovo. The view is surrounded by an elaborate Gothic border. Titled in German at top as Der Kuniglichen Statt Neapels Abcontrafehtung with a ribbon banner in the sky titled Napoli. German text on verso.

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Condition: B+

A good impression with marginal soiling, minor show-through of text on verso, and a hint of toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/19/2014

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