Auction 149, Lot 472

"Fort de Dunamund en Livonie, Situee a 48. Degrez de Longitude, et 58. de Latitude", La Feuille, Daniel de

Subject: Riga, Latvia

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.4 x 4.4 inches
16.3 x 11.2 cm

This bird's-eye plan depicts the fortress of Dunaberg castle, in the northwestern tip of Riga on the bank of the Daugava river. The castle was originally built by the Teutonic Knights in 1208, and initially served as a monastery. At bottom left is an inset showing the Baltic Sea and the area around Riga.

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Condition: A

A fine impression with attractive color and wide margins with a minor damp stain just inside neatline at right.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 5/21/2014

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