Montpellier France panorama 1590's Munster old wood cut city panorama viewBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Die Statt Montpellier...
(Europe, France, Montpellier, City Plan, Munster).
Issued Basel, c.1590's by Seb. Munster.
Lovely birds-eye view of the city, with the viewer facing east. The panorama depicts the city's many churches and fortifications.
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. 4 1/2"H x 12 1/4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, p. 296.
Burmeister, Munster, 86.