Auction 104, Lot 403

"Belgii pars Septentrionalis communi nomine Vulgo Hollandia nancupata Continens Statum Potentissimae Batavorum Reipublicae sev Provincias VII", Homann Heirs

Subject: The Netherlands

Period: 1795 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.2 x 19 inches
56.4 x 48.3 cm

Finely engraved and beautiful map of Holland with two insets of the Dutch commercial empire. The first is of the northeast U.S. and includes a miniature view of New Amsterdam. The other is of the East Indies with a similar view of the Dutch trading capital of Batavia. Large cartouche with putti, sea maidens and Neptune. The title's reference to the Batavian Republic indicates this is a late edition. A visually appealing map that shows better than the condition suggests.

References:

Condition: B

Beautiful original color including the cartouche, which is unusual for this period. Toned with scattered foxing. Reinforced along edges on verso with white paper. Tissue repair of centerfold and of small area in lower margin.

Estimate: $550 - $750

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/10/2003

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