Auction 116, Lot 577

"Ducatus Wurtenbergici cum Locis limitaneis utpote maxima part Circuli Suevici…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Germany

Period: 1716 (published)

Publication: Grosser Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 22.8 inches
48.3 x 57.9 cm

This fabulous map consists of two sheets, each with its own borders (size given is for each sheet). It covers the Duchy of Wurtemberg and is decorated on both sides with 76 coats of arms. Along the bottom is an inset map of the Black Forest, bordering with Switzerland. The left-hand sheet features a dedication cartouche to the Duke, Eberhardo Ludivico with his portrait surrounded by allegorical figures and a view of Stuttgart. The right-hand sheet is graced with the title cartouche surrounded with putti, a river god, the coat of arms and a view of Tubingen.

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Condition: A

Fine impression and original color. Couple of unobtrusive spots in border, still very good.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $850

Closed on 9/20/2006

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