Auction 96, Lot 370

"Sant Juan del Foratche [on sheet with] Jerenna", Braun & Hogenberg

Subject: Spain

Period: 1572 (circa)

Publication: Civtatus Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.3 x 14.7 inches
49 x 37.3 cm

Interesting folio sheet with views of the vicinity of Seville. The three main views are of the ruined fortress of Sant Juan on a hill above the Rio Guadlqueuir de Sevilla; the medieval village of Gerena; and a view of a cemetery with 3 important tombs. These views are flanked by engravings of fabulous stone towers on each side. One tower shows a cutaway with a man on horseback ascending the stairs. These views were engraved by Georg Hoefnagel in 1565.

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Condition: A+

Beautiful old color. Minor printer's crease, still fine.

Estimate: $700 - $750

Sold for: $750

Closed on 9/12/2001

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