Hammelburg Germany panorama 1590's Munster old wood cut city panorama viewBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Die Statt Hammelburg...
(Europe, Germany, Hammelburg, Franconia, City Plan, Munster).
Issued Basel, c.1590's by Seb. Munster.
Nice prospect view of the city and the surrounding countryside. Farms and a water mill are depicted along the river Saale. Early modern ramparts and fortifications surround the city proper.
Medieval style early 16th century wood block engraved view. 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. 13"H x 16 1/4"W.
Printed area measures c. 11 1/4"H x 15 3/8"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, p. 296.
Burmeister, Munster, 86.