[Netherlands] [Rotterdam Plan... La face d'Erasme...]
Woodcut. 100 x 80mm, 4 x 3¼", set in text, with map of Rotterdam one side Portrait on reverse, 155 x 180mm, 6¼ x 7".
Portrait of Erasmus (1466-1536, Dutch humanist writer, published in Sebasian Munster's 'Cosmography'. The plan of Rotterdam, home city of Erasmus, on the reverse has the initials "H.H"; Hans Holbein is known to have cut maps for Munster in Basel so it is possible that he also produced a woodcut of his own portrait of Erasmus.
[Ref: 17840] £280.00