Auction 117, Lot 579

"Praefecturae Saxonicae Wurcensis, Eilenburgensis, Dubensis…", Seutter/Lotter

Subject: Germany

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.5 x 19 inches
44.5 x 48.3 cm

Lovely regional map of Saxony in Germany. The area shown is centered on Eilenburg with Bad Duben at the north and Wurtzen in the south, generally following along the Mulde River. Exceptional cartouches bracket two opposing corners of this map. One is an amusing beer-themed cartouche with a young, intoxicated man riding on a keg. Above him is a woman picking hops for the beer, and below them both is another man in a group holding high his stein. The bottom cartouche features chubby putti draping banners of the towns over their accompanying crests.

References:

Condition: B

Crisply engraved with a couple of damp stains in the bottom of the map. Some thin paper along centerfold where the back strap has been removed.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Unsold

Closed on 12/6/2006

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