POURTRAICT DE LA MAGNIFIQUE CITE DE VENISE
Glorious and rare plan of Venise by Belleforest. Finely engraved woodblock. Fantastic border with Animals, demons, Vases, fruit etc.
The engraving is so good that all the houses , churches etc are discernable.
The plan appears to be newly engraved and not copied from the Munster.
Can find any other example of the superb map
Superb hand colour
Very good condition
Map much better than photo on website
Publication Belleforest La Cosmographie Universelle de tout le Monde. Paris, Nicolas Chesneau - Michel Sonnius, 1575. (= French edition of Münster's Cosmographia).
code : M4518
Cartographer : ANON
Date : 1575 Paris
Size : 30*36 cms sheet 33*41 cms
availability : Available
Price : £850