Description: Folio (320 x 200mm.), 14 double-page maps numbered 1-14, numerous woodcut double-page town views (3 folding panoramas), and one double-page of sea and land monsters, woodcuts in text, printer's woodcut device on verso of final leaf, occasional early manuscript notes in margins and underlining in text, contemporary blindtooled pigskin over wooden boards by Adam Müller of Wittenberg (EBDB w000436) with panels stamps of Justitia on upper cover and Fortuna on lower cover, small engraving "La Sphere Artificielle" on front paste-down,
lacking title-page (supplied in neat manuscript facsimile), last 4 leaves with minor loss or restoration to centre, repair to map of Vienna, slight occasional dampstaining, binding repaired and without clasps, sold not subject to return
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Literature: Sabin 51382; VD16 M 6718
Request more information