Auction 139, Lot 479

"Circulus Saxoniae Inferioris in quo sunt Ducatus holsatiae, Meklenburg, Lauwenburgi, Luneburgi, Brunsuigi, Bremae et Ferdae…", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Germany

Period: 1690 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 19.3 inches
57.2 x 49 cm

This detailed map is filled with information and hundreds of villages and towns. Dozens of fortified cities are shown, including Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Osnabruck, Minden, and Magdeburg. Two decorative title cartouches adorn the map surrounded by cherubs, putti, and coats of arms of the major cities in Germany.


Condition: B+

Original color with light color offsetting and marginal soiling. Backed with Japanese tissue to repair a few minute cracks due to the oxidation of green pigment. There are two tiny worm holes along centerfold in northern Germany and a centerfold separation that enters map image 1.25" at bottom that has been repaired with archival materials.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/15/2012