Auction 111, Lot 480

"Hassiae Superioris et Watterau. Partis delineatio, cum descriptione, Castrorum Prope Giessam et Coniunctionis ad..Ludovico…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Germany

Period: 1746 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22 x 18 inches
55.9 x 45.7 cm

A handsome copper engraved map centered on Giessen and extending to include Dillenburg, Weilburg, Fridberg, Nidda, Crainfeld, Alsfeld, and Marvburg. Very fine detail throughout showing forests, roads, scores of towns and villages, rivers and topography. Lovely bird's-eye inset view of the university town of Giessen with the allegorical figure of Fame blowing on a trumpet, and the handsome coat of arms of Giessen. Inset with two large architectural vignettes of university buildings. Finally a decorative cartouche at upper right encloses an extensive legend for the main map.


Condition: B

Fine original coloring and crisp impression with original margins. Toned along centerfold, else very good.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/8/2005