Auction 117, Lot 581

"Grundris der des Heil Rom. Reichs Freyen Stadt Nurnberg", Homann Heirs

Subject: Germany

Period: 1732 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.1 x 18.8 inches
56.1 x 47.8 cm

This is an impressive bird's-eye plan of Nuremberg and the immediate surroundings. The map is filled with exceptional detail and the city walls are engraved with an almost three dimensional effect. A key at bottom identifies over 60 important sites. The town plan is decorated with coats-of-arms within a wreath and a decorative title cartouche.

References:

Condition: B

Nicely colored plan with some marginal foxing and toning. Small printer's crease enters map at lower left.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/6/2006

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