Lot 419 of 541:
Panoramic views of Prague 1588  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$900
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
Palatium Imperatorum Pragae quod vulgo Ratzin Appellatur [on sheet with] Praga Regni Bohemiae Metropolis
Author:
Braun & Hogenberg
Place:
[Cologne]
Publisher:
Date:
1588
Description:

Two copper-engraved views on one sheet, hand-colored. 36x48.5 cm (14¼x19"), matted & framed under plexiglass.

Two views of Prague, the ancient capital of Bohemia and the capital of the Holy Roman Empire during the reign of Charles IV, based on the drawings of Georg Hoefnagel. The top view depicts the Archiepiscopal Palace, Hradcany Castle & St. Vitus Cathedral, with the lower panorama showing the city from the southeast with the 14th century Charles Bridge crossing the Vltava river to the Mala Strana (Little Quarter) on the right;  the Hradcany Castle perched on a hill overlooks the city.

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Condition:
About fine, nicely framed, not examined out of frame.
 
Item number:
273123
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