Auction 125, Lot 609

"Ducatus Silesiae Tabula Geographica Prima, Inferiorem Eius Partem, seu Novem Principatus…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Poland

Period: 1745 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22.3 x 15.8 inches
56.6 x 40.1 cm

This is a very detailed map of Lower Silesia in southern Poland. The large cartouche is composed of nine heraldic shields with the city arms of Schweidnitz, Jauer, Glogau, Breslau, Liegnitz, Brieg, Wolau, Oels and Sagan. A table of explanations is written on a drape that is supported by a cherub. French title is in the top margin: La Basse Silesie, qui comprend des Principautes…


Condition: B+

There are some minor spots in the map and in the margins and a short centerfold separation in bottom margin.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/24/2008