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Auction 132, Lot 502

"Circuli Saxoniae Superioris Pars Meridionalis…", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Germany

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Maior

Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 19.2 inches
57.2 x 48.8 cm

This finely engraved map of Sachsen and Thüringen in eastern Germany centers roughly on Leipzig and extends to Magdeburg, Dresden, and Göttingen. The map is decorated with a cartouche surrounded by lively cherubs holding the coats of arms of the duchies and principalities. Published in Pierre Mortier's reissue of De Wit's great atlas.


Condition: B+

Lovely impression and original color with faint toning on centerfold. The margins have some minor toning and a couple short tears, not affecting the map. Library withdrawal stamp on verso.

Estimate: $250 - $350


Closed on 6/2/2010