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Auction 105, Lot 399

"Principatus Silesiae Saganensis in suos Circulos, Sagan, Priebus et Naumburg…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Poland

Period: 1736 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

32.5 x 22 inches
82.6 x 55.9 cm
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Very large and exceptionally graphic map of the region around Zagan and Szprotawa. Filled with details of the towns and villages, roads, and rivers throughout the region. Locates Priebus, Sagan, Sprottau, Wartenberg, Grunberg, and Naumberg. Huge decorative cartouche features hunting scenes, metal forging, weapons and the official crest. Zagan (Sagan) is the site of the infamous Stalag Luft III POW camp that inspired the book and movie the "Great Escape" which was based on an escape in March 1944 that resulted in the execution of 50 POW's.


Condition: A

Dark, crisp impression with original coloring on thick paper. Small part of top margin corner missing, well away from map and platemark.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 12/3/2003