Auction 121, Lot 594

"Exactissima Palatinatus Rheni ac Ducatus Bipontini Tabula…", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: Germany

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22 x 18 inches
55.9 x 45.7 cm

Decorative map of the Rhine River valley includes Frankfurt, Manheim, Heidelberg, Ulm, and Durlach. The topography is noted pictorially, and a simple compass rose orients the map to north. The cartouche shows a dramatic scene of a Roman soldier burning a village while the villagers run to safety.

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Condition: B+

Nice original color and a sharp impression with some minor irregular toning and a couple of light creases. The margins have some minor chipping and some spots. Hinge remnants and an old paper repair in margin of verso.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/26/2007

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