Auction 112, Lot 516

"Regnum Borussiae Gloriosis auspicys Serenissimi et Potentissimi Princ Friderici III…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Eastern Europe

Period: 1701 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 x 48.3 cm

A very beautiful map due to the highly decorative title cartouche which is uncolored, as issued. The map covers the northern portion of Poland and the Baltic coast into Lithuania. Names Gdansk and Koningberg. Very detailed throughout. Cartouche features two cherubs and female figure in military dress. Three distance scales at lower right.

References:

Condition: A

Dark, early impression with original coloring on a sheet of thick hand laid paper with original margins. One spot in sea and a little light toning in sea at upper right, still very good.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/28/2005

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