Auction 129, Lot 595

"Plan de la Ville d'Erford, Capitale de la Thuringe: avec ses deux Citadelles St. Petersberg & Cyriacusberg", Hondt, Pierre de

Subject: Germany

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.


Condition: B

Nice impression and wide original margins with some roughness at edges. There are some light damp stains and an extraneous crease near center.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/23/2009