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Auction 153, Lot 523

"Le Marquisat de Basse Lusace Divise en Ses Cercles Seigneuries et Senechaussees &c.", Covens & Mortier

Subject: Eastern Germany

Period: 1759 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23 x 16.6 inches
58.4 x 42.2 cm

This handsome maps covers the historical region of Lusatia. It spans from Frankfurt south to Hoyerswerda and from Schonewalde east to the Bobr River in Poland. Many towns and cities are named and a plethora of topographical detail is shown. The top left corner is adorned with a decorative title cartouche that features putti in a nature scene. A key at top right helps to identify fortresses, bridges, villages with churches, barns, watermills, and more. An alternate title, Marchionatus Lusatiae Inferioris Tabula, runs across the top of the sheet. Engraved by Leonard Schenk Jansz and J. Soon.


Condition: B+

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with full original color and a few small stains at the bottom center. The bluish areas on the right side of the image are shadows produced in the scanning process and are not on the map itself.

Estimate: $275 - $375


Closed on 5/20/2015