City Views, Italy, Verona, Theatre, Muenster
Verona. - "Figur und gestalt des Theatri oder Spilhauss / so vor zeiten zu Veron ist gewesen"
Title in the decor ribbon: "Theatrum Veronese 1549"
Published in "Cosmographia" by Sebastian Muenster (1488-1552). German edition.
Basel, 1553 (The woodcut was made and dated 1549. However this was published in 1553)
Impressive cross section of the famous Roman open air theater in Verona, seen from the shores of the Adige (Etsch). The arena is actually round and, even nowadays, well preserved. The events in it, especially operas with world-famous singers and conductors are celebrated and very popular.
Light natural age toning. Centerfold had been underplayed for strength centuries ago.
Verso: German text (incomplete)
Image: 20,2 x 36,5 cm (ca. 8 x 14.4")