Auction 115, Lot 406

"Ducatuum Livoniae et Curlandiae cum vicinis Insulis Nova Exhibitio Geographica", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1716 (published)

Publication: Grosser Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 x 48.3 cm

This attractive map of Estonia and Latvia shows the fortified towns of Goldingen and Derpt and is filled with hundreds of tiny villages, forests, marshes, mountains and rivers. The islands of Dagho and Oesel are predominant in the Baltic. The sheet is decorated with a drape-style title cartouche held aloft by weapon-wielding putti and a scale cartouche in the opposite corner.

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Condition: A

Fine impression and original coloring on thick hand laid paper with original margins and large watermark. One small area of color offsetting and short printers crease enters border at top left, else fine.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/21/2006

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