Auction 96, Lot 325

"L'antichissima citta de Vangioni, hora Vuormatia situata al Rheno…", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: Germany

Period: 1560 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Black & White

26 x 10.2 inches
66 x 25.9 cm

Fabulous panoramic view of the city of Worms with its famous cathedral and many other grand buildings named. In the foreground are several depictions of people going about their daily activities, including fishermen, farmers, and horse-drawn teams pulling boats up the river. Coat of arms with a large dragon. Engraver's initials FSD in block. Two sheets joined, as usual.


Condition: A

Tiny wormhole in map with minor show through of text on verso & slight roughness in bottom margin, overall a very fine example.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/12/2001