Auction 126, Lot 575

"Kriegs-Expeditions-Karte in Bohmen…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Czech Republic, Prague

Period: 1743 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 x 48.3 cm

The uncommon and superb map provides a graphic description of the environs of Prague during the Austrian War of Succession. The map illustrates the battles for the great city in 1741 and 1742. In November, 1741 an army of Bavarians, French and Saxons overran the city in support of Charles, elector of Bavaria. The city was retaken by the armies of the Empress Maria Theresa in 1742. The map is incredibly detailed and includes three insets showing battle plans, troop movements, fortifications and many other details. A French title is to the right of the German title in the top margin: Carte des Expeditions de Guerre en Boheme…

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Condition: A

Original color and a good impression with some minor spots, mostly in the blank margins.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/3/2008

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