Auction 136, Lot 549

"[Lot of 2] Palatinat du Rhein, Alsace, et Partie de Souabe de Franconie &c [and] Eigentliche Vorbildung der Feldschlacht so im ober Elsas den 2. Marty 1634... / Conflictus in Alsatia Superiori",

Subject: Central Europe

Period: 1648-70 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.2 x 14.5 inches
51.3 x 36.8 cm

A. Palatinat du Rhein, Alsace, et Partie de Souabe de Franconie &c, by Nicolas Sanson, from Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde…, dated 1648, hand color (20.2 x 14.5"). This detailed map of eastern France, southwestern Germany and northern Switzerland depicts key towns, boundary lines and topographical features. Centered on the southern part of the Rhein River and the beginning of the Danube River, the map stretches from Frankfurt (Francfort) in the north to Basel in the south. Other key cities shown are Strasbourg, Baden-Baden, Stuttgart (Stugart), Ulm, Augsburg. The map also features a decorative cartouche and a distance scale. Engraved by R. Cordier Abbavil. Ref: Pastoureau, Sanson V [48]. Condition: Original outline color with minor toning and foxing in margins. (A)

B. Eigentliche Vorbildung der Feldschlacht so im ober Elsas den 2. Marty 1634... / Conflictus in Alsatia Superiori, by Matthaus Merian, from Theatrum Europaeum, circa 1670, black & white (13.8" x 11"). This finely engraved view depicts a battle from the Thirty Years' War that took place in Upper Alsace in 1634. The towns of Sennen (Cernay), Dann (Thann), Auffholtz (Uffholtz) and Wattweil (Wattwiller) are depicted with bird's-eye views. The title explains that Swedish General Otto Louis of Salm-Kyrburg-Morchingen was defeated during the battle. At bottom is a legend identifying numerous locations. Condition: A faint spot towards center, and a couple of short tears confined to blank margins that have been closed on verso with archival tape. (B+)

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Estimate: $140 - $180

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Closed on 6/1/2011

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