Auction 115, Lot 533

"Plan generale de la Ville de Prague, fait par le fameux Ingemeur F. de P. dans le Royaume de Boheme…", Baeck, Elias

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1744 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
15.8 x 11.2 inches
40.1 x 28.4 cm

A great city plan and battle map that portrays the fortification of Prague and the Prussian army emplacements. Key in the upper right identifies 54 locations. Amidst the chaos of war there was still time for a gallows with a single dangling occupant. Excellent detail of the vicinity shows vineyards and other agriculture. The title is displayed on a scroll held aloft by a the figure representing Fame or Renown. A seldom seen plan of Prague.

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Condition: A

Fine impression on thick hand laid paper. Evenly toned in map image, apparently from previous framing. Some marginal soiling or staining.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/21/2006

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