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Auction 94, Lot 301

"Sito di Heidelberga Fioritissima citta con la uera dipintura…", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Germany

Period: 1560 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia Universalis

Color: Black & White

28.5 x 10 inches
72.4 x 25.4 cm
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Superb woodblock panorama of Heidelberg showing the city with its magnificent cathedrals and hilltop castle. In the foreground flows the Neekar River spanned by a covered bridge. This is a rare early view of the city consisting of two joined sheets. Two coats of arms above the city. $700 RESERVE


Condition: A+

Because of its size, it was issued folded into the binding. Most are therefore found severely damaged or missing part of the sheet. This is a superb example with full margins and expert repairs of short tears in the bottom margin. The image is very fine.

Estimate: $850 - $900

Sold for: $800

Closed on 3/7/2001