Auction 113, Lot 517

"[Schleswig]", Braun & Hogenberg

Subject: Germany

Period: 1588 (circa)

Publication: Civitates Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19 x 13 inches
48.3 x 33 cm

Superb panoramic view of Schlewig and the Gottorf Castle situated on an artificially enlarged island in the Burgsee, which was separated by a narrow land-bridge from the River Schlei. In the foreground are two pairs of figures in period dress and a large strapwork cartouche with a key to the engraving, and in the sky two elaborate coats of arms.


Condition: A

Tear in upper blank margin, else fine.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $475

Closed on 12/7/2005