Auction 130, Lot 539

"A View of the City of Dresden", Anon.

Subject: Dresden, Germany

Period: 1766 (circa)


Color: Black & White

9.5 x 5.5 inches
24.1 x 14 cm

Crisply engraved view looking across the river to Dresden. Commercial and military activities are shown on the near shore with many well drawn buildings on the far shore of the Elber River. Good detail of Dresden's fortifications and the long Roman-style bridge spanning the river. Blank verso. The map is folding and with the text offsetting is apparently from a publication. On the back of the map a prior owner has written in pencil "London Magazine 1776" but we cannot confirm this information. A most uncommon engraving.


Condition: B+

On fine paper with good impression and full margins. A little text offsetting in wide lower margin at right else very good.

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $50

Closed on 12/2/2009