Auction 140, Lot 61

"Memoriabilia A. MDCCXII. Gedenckwurdigkeiten des. 1712. Ten Jahres [on sheet with] MDCCXIII [and] MDCCXIV [and] MDCCXV", Weigel, Christopher

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1722 (published)

Publication: Memorabilia Seculi XVIII…

Color: Black & White

16.8 x 14 inches
42.7 x 35.6 cm

This uncommon engraving depicts the memorable events from 1712-1715, with each year represented in its own quadrant. Each year has 11-13 tiny vignettes and maps that illustrate various events, such as the Battle of Bremen, coronation of Charles VI as king of Hungary, a miniature map of Freiburg, Germany, etc. The engraving appeared in Weigel's Memorabilia Seculi XVIII P. C. N. in Tabulis annalibus aeri incisis. Denckwürdige Begebenheiten des 18ten Jahrhunderts nach Christi Geburt...


Condition: B

The sheet is in near fine condition with the exception of a 0.25" by 1.5" paper loss in the central vignette for 1712 that has been closed with archival materials. A small chip in bottom left corner, away from image, has also been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 5/23/2012