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Auction 135, Lot 517

"Le Royaume de Boheme Duche de Silesie Les Marquisat de Moravie et de Lusace", Schenk, Pierre

Subject: Central Europe

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 18.8 inches
57.2 x 47.8 cm

This fine map covers the heart of Europe, the former duchies of Bohemia, Silesia, Moravia and Lusatia. Based on the cartography of Nicolas Sanson, the map is centered roughly on Konigingertz (Konigingratz), and extends to include the southwestern part of Poland and the eastern part of Germany. The map is filled with detail, including towns both large and small and topography. Putti and Diana, goddess of hunting, display the title cartouche, which is engraved onto an animal skin. An additional title is in the top margin, "Estats de la Couronne de Boheme, ou sont le Royaume de Boheme le Duche de Silesie, les Marquisats de Moravie, et le Lusace Subdivises en Leurs Principales Parties."


Condition: A

Good impression with original color. There are some red ink notations in the top margin. There is some printer's ink residue in the scales cartouche.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/16/2011