Auction 129, Lot 607

"Marchionatus Moraviae Auct. I. Comenio", Hondius/Jansson

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1638 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.3 x 15 inches
54.1 x 38.1 cm

This handsome map of the historic Moravia region of the Czech Republic is based on the map by the Moravian bishop, Johann Amos Comenius. It is finely engraved with mountains, forests and even the smallest villages, and includes the cities of Olomouc (Olmitz), Jihlava (Iglaw), and the region surrounding present day Brno. Decorated with a title cartouche with cherubs displaying the coat of arms and two other strapwork cartouches for the key and scale. Spanish text on verso.

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Condition: A

Overall very good with a sharp impression and lovely color. A couple of tiny worm holes have been professionally infilled and some edge tears have been repaired.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/23/2009

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