Auction 137, Lot 587

"Nova Alemanniae sive Sueviae Superioris Tabula", Hondius, Henricus

Subject: Central Europe

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.3 x 15 inches
49 x 38.1 cm

A handsome map of the border region between Germany, Austria and Switzerland that shows the Danube at right and Lake Constance (Boden See) at the top. North is oriented to the right and the mountainous Alps are to the left. The map is decorated with a finely engraved title cartouche incorporating the scale of miles and another at lower left containing the key to symbols in Latin and German. French text on verso.

References:

Condition: A

A good impression and nice original color on a sheet with wide margins and a little uneven toning. The lower margin has an old paper repair on the verso.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/14/2011

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