Ulm Germany panorama 1590's Munster old wood cut birds-eye city viewBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Die Statt Ulm...
(Europe, Germany, Ulm, City Plan, Munster).
Issued Basel, c.1590's by Seb. Munster.
A line of figures moves across the foreground on their way to the city gate.
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.
Inexplicable old paper repair at top of centerfold slightly obstructing the angel (would likely readily float free if desired to remove). This short centerfold tear continues below this which mostly disappears visually when the sheet is laid open flat.
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.
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.