AUSGBURG, Germany: La Cité de Augspourg des vindeciliens, aujourd'huy des rhétiens, cogneue par tout le monde
Author: François de BELLEFOREST (1530 - 1583).
Place and Year: Paris, Nicolas Chesneau and Michel Sonnius 1575.
Technique: Wood-cut and letter press (slightly age-toned, otherwise in a good condition), 29 x 35 cm (11.4 x 13.7 inches).
Rare 16th century bird’s eye view of Augsburg lists most important buildings in the city.
The wood-cut was published in La Cosmographie universelle de tout le monde by François de Belleforest in 1575 in Paris. This rare work was a French version of Sebastian Munster’s Cosmographia, first issued in 1544. The book described all the known parts of the world and included wood-cut maps and images of mayor European cities and the known other parts of the world. Belleforest's version included revised images, with clearer, more elegant lines.
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