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Auction 88, Lot 268

"Illustris civitatis Conimbriae in Lusitania ad flumen Illunda effigies", Braun & Hogenberg

Subject: Portugal

Period: 1580 (circa)

Publication: Civitates Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18 x 11.2 inches
45.7 x 28.4 cm
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Superb panoramic view of the hillside city with its walls, aqueduct and bridge. Large strapwork cartouche containing a key to the major buildings flanked by two gentlemen in foreground. Script title and coat of arms in the sky above the city. Expert repairs in margin corners and fold, else very fine.


Condition: A

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $250

Closed on 10/2/1999