Auction 132, Lot 503

"Bavariae Pars Superior tam in sua Regimina Principaliora…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Germany

Period: 1716 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.4 x 22.7 inches
49.3 x 57.7 cm

This superb map covers the southern Bavarian region centered on Munich. It provides details of many cities and fortifications and includes an inset of the Innviertel region of Austria. The map is decorated with three allegorical cartouches. The title and inset cartouches are both held aloft by putti, with the scale of miles surrounded by Mercury the Messenger god, Diana the huntress goddess and Demeter the goddess of harvest.

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Condition: A

Sharp impression with original color. Very light foxing and toning in margins well away from map.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/2/2010

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