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Auction 158, Lot 331

"Tractus Nordlingensis Germ. Ries Dicti Accurata Descriptio, Adjecto Indice...", Homann Heirs

Subject: Nordlingen, Germany

Period: 1738 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 18.6 inches
57.9 x 47.2 cm
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This decorative sheet depicts the area surrounding Nordlingen, in the northern portion of Swabia in Bavaria. Towns of various sizes, castles, mills, roads, and even fields are graphically illustrated. At bottom is a large view of of the city, dominated by the Gothic church of St. George with its bell-tower named "Daniel." A numbered key identifies 17 important locations in the view. Nordlingen was the site of two battles during the Thirty Year's War, and remains today one of the few cities in Germany that maintains a fully preserved wall surrounding the city. Tables at left and right list the cities shown in the map and identify who maintains power of the city and who has the right of patronage.


Condition: A

An excellent impression with full original color, very light toning along the centerfold at bottom, minor marginal soiling, and one tiny hole south of Wembding.

Estimate: $350 - $425


Closed on 6/22/2016