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Auction 140, Lot 589

"A Newe Mape of Germany Newly Augmented by Iohn Speed. Ano Dom. 1626", Speed, John

Subject: Central Europe, Germany

Period: 1676 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.8 x 15.8 inches
52.8 x 40.1 cm

This decorative map displays the German Empire, covering the area from Belgium and the Netherlands east to Poland and Hungary. The map is filled with place names and pictorial representations of topography. Along the top of the map are birds-eye views of Heidelberg, Frankfurt, Vienna, Prague, Cologne, Nuremberg, Strassborg and Augsburg. Along the left and right are various costumed figures including a Nobleman, Merchant, Bohemian and Helvetian to name a few. Imprint of Basset and Chiswell with English text on verso, published circa 1676.


Condition: B

There is a bottom centerfold separation that extends 1" into the image and a tiny abrasion near the left neatline. Narrow, but adequate, bottom margin with a few minor chips in the blank margins.

Estimate: $900 - $1,100

Sold for: $700

Closed on 5/23/2012