City Views, Italy Florence, Firenze, Muenster
Florence, Firenze. - "Figur und gelegenheit der edlen / mechtigen und hoch veruempten statt Florentz"
Title inside image: "Die Stat Florentz"
Published in "Cosmographia" by Sebastian Muenster (1488-1552)
Half bird's eye view of the capital of Toscana, but also capital of Renaissance.
Light general age toning. Centerfold with age old paper support in upper part. A tear in lower margin, reaching to the edge of river Arno (ca. 3/4 of an inch) has old, well done repair, so that it is almost invisible from the front . Reverse side has title again in German and description of Padua with a small woodcut depicting Padua.
22,4 x 36,2 cm (ca. 8.8 x 14.3")