Auction 133, Lot 414

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

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 19.2 inches
58.4 x 48.8 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

Nice impression and original color with a minor extraneous crease near centerfold.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/1/2010

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