Auction 124, Lot 563

"[Lot of 2] Historia Belli in Italia 1746… [and] Ordre de Bataille de Corps d'Armee…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Italy

Period: 1754 (dated)

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Color: Hand Color

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An interesting and uncommon pair of maps showing the regions near Genoa and Parma that were affected during the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-48) on sheets of German text, overall size (22 x 17.5"). The text recounts the victory of Austrian military leader Maximilian Ulysses, Reichsgraf von Browne.

1) Historia Belli in Italia 1746… shows the area from Pavia to Genoa ( 12.5 x 15").
2) Ordre de Bataille de Corps d'Armee… depicts the region including Mantola, Parma and Modena on either side of the River Po, inset with a map of the battleground and fortifications at Guastacalla (11.5 x 15").

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Condition: B+

Original color on sound sheets with good impressions and a couple of small spots in the maps. The text has some damp staining, with a stain just touching the border on map 2. The blank bottom margins of both maps have worm tracks.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $210

Closed on 5/7/2008

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