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Auction 157, Lot 530

"[Lot of 2] Saxoniae Inferioris Circulus... [and] Saxoniae Superioris Circulus...", Seutter/Lotter

Subject: Northern Germany

Period: 1744 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor...

Color: Hand Color

10.2 x 7.8 inches
25.9 x 19.8 cm

This matched pair of small maps spans northern Germany. The first covers the northwest part of Germany from the Danish border south to Thuringia and from Osnabruck east to Berlin. The second focuses on the southern part of Saxony as far south as Bohemia. Both sheets are fully engraved with mountains, rivers, forests, cities, and fortifications. Each includes a lovely title cartouche surrounded by allegorical figures (such as Diana the huntress on the first sheet) and animals. Tobias Conrad Lotter engraved both maps. Size varies slightly.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SEU-3a #46 & #50.

Condition: B+

Nice impressions with light soiling at bottom and trimmed to the neatline at top. A small chip in the lower left corner of the first sheet has been reattached with archival material on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 5/4/2016