Auction 95, Lot 269

"La figure de la place ou sut idaiz la cite de Romme avec ses portes, quand elle estoit en sa grand flore", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Rome, Italy

Period: 1581 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia Universalis

Color: Black & White

Size:
8.9 x 8.3 inches
22.6 x 21.1 cm

Well rendered wood engraved map with text at left and right. This is a birds-eye-view of ancient Rome showing the roads, aqueducts, the Pantheon and the Amphitheater. Crisp impression on hand-laid paper with a little staining along center fold. Latin text on verso with an illustration of the she-wolf nursing the twins Romulus & Remus.

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Condition: B

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/13/2001

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