Auction 150, Lot 492

"Ichnographica Urbis Wratislaviensis Delineatio, Praeter Alia Exactissime Etiam Repraesentans Singula Templa et Monasteria...", Homann Heirs

Subject: Wroclaw, Poland

Period: 1752 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.7 x 16.4 inches
55.1 x 41.7 cm

A stunning bird's-eye view of Wroclaw (Breslau) on the Oder River in southwestern Poland. The city streets, buildings, fortifications, and surrounding countryside are depicted in great detail. A numbered key appears both below the map and at left inside a scroll, identifying numerous important buildings and sites. A color-coded key designates the various parishes in the area. The city's coat of arms appears below the map.

References:

Condition: B+

Original color that has been partially refreshed with light toning and archivally repaired centerfold separations in top and bottom blank margins.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/17/2014

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