Auction 113, Lot 541

"Prospect und Grundris der Keiserl Freyen Reichs und Ansee Stadt Bremen…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Germany

Period: 1716 (published)

Publication: Grosser Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.7 x 19 inches
57.7 x 48.3 cm

This is a superb chart of the city of Bremen and the surrounding small villages with particular emphasis on the many rivers and canals in the area. At bottom is a panoramic view of Bremen surrounded by two allegorical scenes representing the city's importance to trade in the region. On the right is an open atlas showing Greenland and Spitzbergen in Norway, alluding to the possessions of the Hanse. Above the view is a coat-of-arms of the city. The legend of the map in the upper left corner identifies 33 locations.

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Condition: A

Even though there is a small stain in the view at bottom, this chart is near fine with a great impression and original color.

Estimate: $750 - $1,000

Sold for: $650

Closed on 12/7/2005

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