Auction 142, Lot 442

"Accurater Grundriss und Prospect Der Kon. Schwed. Reichs. u. Hauptstadt Stockholm…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Stockholm, Sweden

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.6 x 19 inches
57.4 x 48.3 cm

This plan of Stockholm shows great detail of streets, gardens, fortifications, and even an animal park at bottom right. Numerous ships, some engaged in battle, are depicted near Riddarholmen. A compass rose orients north to the left. A lettered key identifies over 25 locations. At top is a decorative title cartouche featuring Cybele, the goddess of towns, a lion symbolizing Sweden, and weaponry. The map is further adorned with a unique distance scale depicted on a stone structure surrounded by people from the region.

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Condition: B+

A dark impression with light toning along centerfold and a tiny worm hole towards center.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,200

Sold for: $550

Closed on 11/28/2012

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