Auction 129, Lot 592

"Neue Sachsische Post-Charte mit denen Post-Wegen und Strassen…", Schenk, Pieter

Subject: Germany

Period: 1734 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.3 x 19.8 inches
59.2 x 50.3 cm

Map of the postal delivery routes in Freistaat Sachsen (Saxony) including the fortified cities of Wittenberg, Dresden, Eger, Gotha, Magdenburg, Leipzig, Erfurt and Zwickau. The pictorial cartouches and vignette feature postmen galloping through the countryside and a pair of mischievous putti pilfering a postal satchel.

References:

Condition: C+

Original color with some light mildew stains in the map. The upper right corner has paper replaced with loss of the engraved border. There are some tears in the bottom margin, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/23/2009

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