Auction 130, Lot 549

"[Lot of 2] Grundtriss der Prager Statte [and] Bohemia", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1670 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Europaeum

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.8 x 11.5 inches
35.1 x 29.2 cm

1) Bird's-eye fortification plan from this monumental historical chronicle of events in Europe. The plan shows the three distinct sections of the city with the Charles Bridge across the Vltava River. It illustrates the siege of Prague and Battle of the Charles Bridge, the last action of the Thirty Years' War. A large cartouche contains the key to the plan. (13.8 x 11.5")

2) This is a nice map of the region with Prague at the center. The forests and lowlands are pictorially depicted and the map is decorated with a title cartouche and two coats of arms. 14 x 10.6")

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Condition: A

1) Clean, sharp impression. There are some minor repaired tears in the blank margins. 2) Very good except for a couple minor pencil marks on the map.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Unsold

Closed on 12/2/2009

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