[Strasbourg Cathedral]. In admirandam inclytae urbis Argentinae turrim.

[Strasbourg, 1566].

52,8 x 37 cm. Woodcut on paper (two conjoined sheets).


Rare pirated copy of the famous south-west view of the Strasbourg Cathedral by Daniel Specklin (1536-1589). A "Matthias Huebner" from Schneeberg in Saxony, who is presented as the author of the print in the modified text in the strapwork frame to the right ("Matthias Huebner Schnebergensis faciebat Argent. Cal. Ian M. D. LXVI"), has not been identified. The monumental view of the Cathedral, including the staffage figures and the strapwork cartouche with the date, correspond with the original published by Bernhard Jobin in Strasbourg (as depicted in Hollstein).

Trimmed, insignificant marginal damage, two restored tears on the left. Smoothed, slightly soiled, somewhat toned.


Hollstein LXXIII, 67, 1 (with illustration on p. 66). Strauss, German single-leaf woodcut, III, S. 975, I (of II; with fig. II). Cf. Passavant III, p. 350f. Drugulin I, 290f. Bartsch IX, 303, 1.

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