Auction 151, Lot 584

One of the Earliest Obtainable Views of Rome

"Der Statt Rom in Aller Welt Bekant Contrafehtung nach Jetziger Gelegenheit", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Rome, Italy

Period: 1572 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographey oder Beschreibung Aller Lander…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.2 x 9.6 inches
36.1 x 24.4 cm

This is a great early plan view of 16th century Rome and the Vatican City. Monuments of the ancient city, such as the Coliseum, the Pantheon and the aqueducts are also shown. German text on verso with an interesting illustration of three naked witches.

References: cf. Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #157-29.

Condition: B+

Very light soiling with two worm tracks at bottom that have been closed on verso with old paper - one of which just touches the neatline and the other enters less than 1/2" into image.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/19/2014

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