Auction 107, Lot 328

"Magnae Prussiae Ducatus Tabula…", Visscher/Schenk

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21 x 17.2 inches
53.3 x 43.7 cm

Superb map of the Prussian Empire, which includes present-day Poland, Lithuania and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad (here Konigsperg). The map is beautifully engraved to illustrate the many lakes, rivers and forests. The elaborate title cartouche and map key fills nearly the entire sea and is surrounded with figures, a coat of arms, and putti. Sailing ships and a compass rose further embellish the chart.

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Condition: A+

Overall very fine with original color and a tiny bit of light soil.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $450

Closed on 6/9/2004

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