Auction 115, Lot 419

"Dordrecht", Braun & Hogenberg

Subject: Netherlands

Period: 1580 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.3 x 13 inches
46.5 x 33 cm

Bird's-eye plan depicts Dordrecht, the oldest city in Holland. It is shown here after the Saint Elisabeth flood drowned large parts of southern Holland, causing Dordrecht to become an island. Its strategic position made it an important market city. The plan is adorned with a strapwork title cartouche, two coats of arms, ships and three people in the foreground. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

Map has been cleaned, with modern color.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/21/2006

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