Auction 156, Lot 528

"Bohemiae Regnum in XII Circulos Divisum cum Com. Glac. et Distr. Egerano...", Homann Heirs

Subject: Czech Republic

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.9 x 18.8 inches
55.6 x 47.8 cm

The amount of detail presented here is incredible. Bohemia is shown in its twelve divisions with literally hundreds of towns and villages located and named. The larger towns are all illustrated as fortified. Centered on Prague, the map extends in the northwest to Plauen and to Gaya in the southeast, locating Glatz, Leypa, Pilsen, Toplitz, Saatz, Eger, Mies, Wodnian, Pistritz, Landscron and many more. It also details the watershed, roads, etc. Pictorial cartouche fills the upper right corner with a female figure representing the harvest, with a number of hunted animals at her feet. Distance scale and legend are located in an architectural cartouche at lower left.

References:

Condition: B+

A dark impression with original color, some extraneous creasing, and a couple of small holes near the center that have been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Unsold

Closed on 2/17/2016

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