Auction 136, Lot 562

"A Plan of the City of Manheim", Stockdale, John

Subject: Mannheim, Germany

Period: 1800 (dated)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
10 x 6.8 inches
25.4 x 17.3 cm

A fine bird's-eye plan of the city of Mannheim illustrating its location at the confluence of the Rhine River and the Neckar River. The plan provides an excellent view of the unusual, square grid pattern of streets, for which the city gained its nickname die Quadratestadt (city of the squares). The elaborate city walls and fortifications are also well depicted. A key at left and below the neatline locates 44 important sites within the city.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $130 - $170

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/1/2011

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