Auction 139, Lot 491

"Carte de Boheme Moravie Silesie et Lusace", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Czech Republic and Poland

Period: 1665 (circa)

Publication: Cartes de Geographie

Color: Hand Color

21 x 16 inches
53.3 x 40.6 cm

This handsome map covers the Czech Republic and southern Poland with the cities of Prague, Olmutz (Olomouc), and Breslaw (Wroclaw). It is beautifully engraved with mountains, forests and castles and a strapwork title cartouche. Engraved by A. Peyrounin and published by Pierre Mariette.

References: Pastoureau, Duval II-66.

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with original outline color, a printer's crease that just enters map image at bottom, and one faint, insignificant spot at bottom right.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/15/2012