Auction 129, Lot 609

"Le Royaume de Boheme Divisee en ses Douze Cercles…", Visscher/Schenk

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1750 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
24.5 x 19.5 inches
62.2 x 49.5 cm

Based on the 25-sheet map of the great Austrian cartographer, Johann Christoph Muller, the map is densely engraved with detail and the location of scores of fortified towns. Centered roughly on Prague, it extends to include Dresden, Cheb (Eger), Vienna and Olomouc (Olmuts). The striking title cartouche is presented on a battlefield background representing the period known to Czechs as the Dark Age, when the Kingdom of Bohemia was subjugated to the Habsburg Empire. This is the second state, lacking the date.

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Condition: A

Minor soil in margins.

Estimate: $325 - $450

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/23/2009

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