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MÜNSTER, Sebastian. - Die Heylige Statt Jerusalem.

MÜNSTER, Sebastian. - Die Heylige Statt Jerusalem.
Die Heylige Statt Jerusalem. - MÜNSTER, Sebastian.
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Title : Die Heylige Statt Jerusalem..
Map maker : MÜNSTER, Sebastian..
Date : Basel, H.Petri, ca. 1550.
Size : 5.9 x 14.8 inches. / 15.0 x 37.5 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :Decorative coloured woodcut view of Jerusalem by Sebastian Münster. From a German edition of the "Cosmographey". Showing the city from birdeye perspective with Mount Zion in background. A well-detailed perspective view from outside the walls with numerous buildings and temples named.
The 'Cosmographia' is famous for its many highly attractive double - or even four-page cityscapes. Many of these illustrations are remarkable for their almost house-for-house level of accuracy, and as a collection, the uniformity of quality was unprecedented at that time.
The level of detail accomplished by the artists who prepared the woodblocks is amazing: children play, soldiers drill, fishermen and farmers work, and criminals dangling from the gallows. We see ships on nearby waterways, or in battle, windmills, waterwheels, lighthouses, vineyards, and of course the majestic city walls.
In this auction we offer among others the cityscapes of Paris, Istanbul, Rome, Vienna, Florence, Jerusalem, and several more.

Condition : Large margins, strong paper and in good condition.

ID: 82665

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