Auction 132, Lot 439

"Ducatuum Livoniae et Curlandiae cum vicinis Insulis Nova Exhibitio Geographica", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.8 x 19.3 inches
57.9 x 49 cm

This attractive map of Estonia and Latvia shows the fortified towns of Goldingen and Derpt and is filled with hundreds of tiny villages, forests, marshes, mountains and rivers. The islands of Saaramaa and Hiiumaa (Dagho, Oesel) are prominent in the Gulf of Riga. The sheet is decorated with a drape-style title cartouche held aloft by weapon-wielding putti and a scale cartouche in the opposite corner.

References:

Condition: A+

Good impression and original color.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $500

Closed on 6/2/2010

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