Auction 116, Lot 576

"Prospect Grundris und Gegent der Konigl. Schwed. Vestung Stralsund", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Germany

Period: 1716 (published)

Publication: Grosser Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 19 inches
58.4 x 48.3 cm

This map depicts the town of Stralsund in northern Germany as besieged by the Danish & Prussian armies on July 15, 1715. Meticulous troop placements surround the city under siege in one of the many attempts to take it by foreign invaders. An inset at the left also describes various ship operations approaching Peenemunde. Under the map lies an expansive view of Stralsund, framed on both sides by allegorical figures. The map was prepared by Daniel Heer.

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Condition: A

Slight foxing in margins. Fine, clear impression and original color.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/20/2006

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