"Plan de la Ville d'Erford, Capitale de la Thuringe: avec ses deux Citadelles St. Petersberg & Cyriacusberg", Hondt, Pierre de
Period: 1758 (dated)
Color: Black & White
14.3 x 11.3 inches
36.3 x 28.7 cm
Bird's-eye plan of the two citadels St. Petersberg and Cyriacusberg protecting the city of Erfurt, the capital of Thuringia and a Reichsarmie stronghold during the Seven Years War. The extensive key below identifies all the structures. Pierre de Hondt was a prominent 18th century Dutch bookseller and publisher in the Hague, known for the high standard of typography of his books, with atlases forming a limited proportion of his output. During the Seven Years War, he diversified into map publishing, issuing a number of battle plans, most of which were engraved by J. van Schley.
Nice impression and wide original margins with some roughness at edges. There are some light damp stains and an extraneous crease near center.