Auction 111, Lot 479

"S.R. Imp. Comitatus Hanau proprie sic dictus, cum singulis suis praefecturis; ut et Comit. Budingen et Nidda comreliqua Wetteravia et vicinis Regionibus", Homann Heirs

Subject: Germany

Period: 1728 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22 x 19 inches
55.9 x 48.3 cm

Very detailed map that features the walled and fortified city of Frankfurt. Large inset at top "Prospect der Stadt Hanau gegen Mittag anzusehen" is a fine bird's-eye panorama of the fortified town. A legend locates and names 21 important buildings in Hanau. Title cartouche is surrounded by mythological figures including Mercury. Engraved by A. Schneider.


Condition: B

Dark impression and original coloring. Clean split just into map at bottom, closed on verso. A few insignificant spots, else very good.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/8/2005