Auction 115, Lot 476

"Neu-vermehrte post-Charte durch gantz Teutschland", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Europe - Central

Period: 1716 (published)

Publication: Grossen Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 18.8 inches
57.2 x 47.8 cm

This interesting map centered on Nurnberg depicts the post roads linking the majors cities of Europe. A legend identifies the different types of postal routes and stops. Embellished with two cartouches, one with a cherub riding a Pegasus and a striking coat of arms. Title is also in Latin at top above neatline. A remarkable look at the early, extensive postal system in the early 18th century per the postmaster, Johann Peter Nell.

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Condition: A

Crisp, dark engraved lines and fine coloring. On thick hand laid paper with original margins.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/21/2006

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