Auction 134, Lot 504

"Geometrischer General Ris Des Stiffts Merseburg", Schenk, Pieter

Subject: Germany

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.2 x 18.4 inches
56.4 x 46.7 cm

This very handsome copper engraved map delineates the area around Merseburg in eastern Germany. Extends to include Halle, Leipzig and Lützen. Very fine detail of the towns, shown as beautifully engraved icons, rivers, forests, and roads of the area. The large pictorial cartouche contains allegorical figures and a putti displaying the bounty from the land. At upper right is a fine prospect of Merseburg that features the cathedral and palace which is contained in a curtain-style border.

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Condition: A

Stunning, early impression on a thick sheet of hand laid paper with full margins. The map, including the cartouche and prospective view are in old color.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $90

Closed on 12/1/2010

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