Auction 127, Lot 581

"Bohemiae Regnum in XII. Circulos Divisum…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.3 x 18.5 inches
54.1 x 47 cm

The amount of detail presented here is overwhelming. Bohemia is shown in its twelve divisions with literally hundreds of towns and villages located and named. The larger towns are all illustrated as fortified. Centered on Prague, the map extends in the northwest to Plauen and to Gaya in the southeast, locating Glatz, Leypa, Pilsen, Toplitz, Saatz, Eger, Mies, Wodnian, Pistritz, Landscron and many more. It also details the watershed, roads, etc. Pictorial cartouche fills the upper right corner with figure, deer antlers, coat-of-arms. Distance scale and legend are located in a plain cartouche at lower left.


Condition: B

Color is a little dull. Close margins, as issued, with a little roughness at bottom that includes a centerfold split and two short tears. The split is closed on verso with paper repair, with more paper backing along lower edge. Small paper fragment missing in upper left margin well away from map image.

Estimate: $250 - $300


Closed on 2/25/2009