Frankfurt Germany 1590's Munster old panoramic city view wonderful hand colorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
Die Statt Frankfurt an der Oder...
(Europe / Frankfort / Germany).
Issued Basel, c.1590's by Seb. Munster.
Title banner includes date 1548. Nice prospect view of the city across the Main river.
Medieval style early 17th century wood block engraved view with beautiful full hand color. Text on reverse as always for Munster maps and views. Continuing in the medieval visual tradition, the view retains a near folk art appearance to modern eyes.
Sheet remains well preserved, keeping in mind map is not modern or new, so minor paper flaws unworthy of specific mention are sometimes to be expected. Clean, well-preserved and pleasing example, lovely visual appearance.
Original center fold as issued.
Sheet measures c. 12 1/4"H x 15 1/4"W.
Printed area measures c. 8"H x 11 3/8"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, p. 296.
Burmeister, Munster, 86.